An image from last week  showing the Irish Naval Service  vessel LE Niamh (right)  shadowing the  yacht Makayabella  off the south west Irish coast. Photograph: EPA

A 29-year-old man arrested by British law enforcement officers has been released on bail after he was questioned about an €80 million drug smuggling o(...)

The yacht Makayabella which is being held in Haulbowline naval base, Cobh, Co Cork. Photograph: PA

British law enforcement officers have arrested a third man, and the sixth overall, for questioning about a plan to smuggle €80 million euro worth of c(...)

The detained yacht Makayabella with up to €80 million worth of cocaine aboard, off the Cork coast

Three men have been remanded in custody after they were charged last night in connection with the seizure of €80 million worth of cocaine aboard a yac(...)

 Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could return from a thigh injury to play some part in the Merseyside derby on Saturday. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Arsenal (4) v Tottenham (9) Arsenal expect to have midfielder Mathieu Flamini back from a dead leg. Defenders Kieran Gibbs and Per Merte(...)

The yacht Makayabella in Haulbowline naval base in Cobh, Co Cork last night after the Irish Navy intercepted the vessel suspected of carrying some €80 million worth of cocaine 200 nautical miles off Mizen Head. Photograph: Irish Naval Service Facebook page 0:41

Initial tests on a sample of the substance seized on board a yacht off the Irish coast are positive for cocaine, but further tests will be required to(...)

A second PSNI staff member has been arrested in connection with an investigation into the awarding of a number of police vehicle contracts.

A second PSNI staff member has been arrested in connection with an investigation into the awarding of a number of police vehicle contracts. The inquir(...)

Former assitant chief constable Duncan McCausland: was one of the North’s most high-ranking police officers

Former PSNI assistant chief constable Duncan McCausland has said he “strenuously denies” any wrongdoing in relation to a police investigation into a(...)

Peter O’Toole and Anthony Quinn in Lawrence of Arabia

For many decades, dispute has raged as to whether Peter O’Toole, who has died in London at the age of 81, was really born in Connemara. Many claim he (...)

Jimmy Savile pictured in August 2000. Transcripts of a police interview with the former television presenter were published by Surrey Police. Fiona Hanson/PA Wire

Britain’s police watchdog has launched a full investigation into claims that a former West Yorkshire inspector “acted on behalf” of Jimmy Savile befor(...)

The British government made a “compelling and forceful” argument against giving prisoners the vote, prime minister David Cameron has said after two co(...)