Members of Adrian Ismay’s family, including his wife Sharon (right) leave the funeral at Woodvale Methodist Church in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters.

“Dark men did a dark deed” when they murdered prison officer Adrian “Izzy” Ismay, mourners were told at his funeral service in loyalist west Belfast (...)

A mourner holds a printed tribute at the funeral service for prison officer Adrian Ismay, at Woodvale Methodist Church in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

“Dark men did a dark deed” when they murdered prison officer Adrian “Izzy” Ismay, mourners were told at his funeral service in loyalist west Belfast. (...)

Forensic officers search the scene on the M1 motorway where prison officer David Black was shot as he drove near the town of Lurgan, Northern Ireland on November 1st, 2012. Photograph: Reuters

The group calling itself “the IRA”, which also goes under the name of the New IRA and which claimed responsibility for the attempted murder of a Belfa(...)

DUP  leader Arlene Foster at Stormont after becoming the new Northern Ireland First Minister.  “I don’t think a lot of people in Northern Ireland are concerned with what happened in 1916; they are more concerned with what is going to happen in 2016.” Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Arlene Foster, who has been formally elected as the North’s First Minister, has modified her position on refusing to attend Easter Rising commemorati(...)

Rev Bridget Spain: “It does underline very movingly, I think, the frailty of life and the randomness of death in conflict.”

The names of the more than 3,500 people who died in the Northern(...)

President Michael D Higgins: will be present at ecumenical service to mark death 1,000 years ago.Photograph: Alan Betson

President Michael D Higgins will attend an ecumenical service in Dublin on Wednesday to mark the death of Brian Boru 1,000 years ago at the Battle (...)

A man has been arrested by the PSNI following the discovery of a mortar bomb and a command wire in west Belfast late last night.

A man has been arrested by the PSNI following the discovery of a mortar bomb and a command wire in west Belfast late last night. The arre(...)

Gardai at the scene of the shooting outside a creche on Holywell Avenmue, Donaghmede, Dublin, last week. Photograph: Collins

Gardai have begun a murder investigation following the death of a well known paramilitary figure who has succumbed to his injuries a week after(...)

Prison officers carry the coffin of their colleague David Black to Molesworth Presbyterian Church in Cookstown,  Co Tyrone on November 6th 2012. A woman has been charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice in connection with his killing. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire.

A second person has been charged in connection with the murder of a prison officer in 2012.David Black (52), a father of two, was shot dead as he trav(...)

Undated Police Service of Northern Ireland handout photo of David Black. A 33-year-old man has been charged in connection with the prison officer’s murder in 2012. Photograph: PSNI/PA

A man is due to appear in court today charged in connection with the murder of a prison officer in Co Armagh in 2012.David Black (52) was shot dead a(...)