The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on Thursday, May 5th. Each of the 18 constituencies – including North Down – will elect six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

North Down is a predominantly unionist constituency – one which has never elected a nationalist MLA. Located on the Ards Peninsula, bordering the s(...)

The court previously heard the condoms sold may have been out of date. Photograph: Pederk/E+/Getty

A man has been sent for trial before a jury at the Circuit Criminal Court charged with selling out-of-date or defective condoms. Charles Ward, of Vic(...)

John McCarthy jnr (21), with an address at the Lane, College Farm, Newbridge, Co Kildare was convicted by Judge John Brennan at Dublin District Court in January of theft from Kathleen Byrne

A judge has adjourned sentencing a roofer found guilty of scamming €3,000 from a frightened 84-year-old woman for unnecessary work at her north Co Dub(...)

Annesbrook house

Heritage runs deep through the land around Annesbrook House outside Duleek in Co Meath. A Bronze Age burial site was discovered in the early 1900s and(...)

Jesse Hughes (centre), lead singer of  the Eagles of Death Metal: Speaking on French television, Hughes, a   Republican and supporter of the National Rifle Association, said “Did your French gun control stop a single f**king person from dying at the Bataclan?”  Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty

The California rock group Eagles of Death Metal returned to Paris last night to complete the November 13th, 2015 concert that ended in a bloodbath whe(...)

Liam Ó Maonlaí, Tim Edey and Kevin Burke

The first time Kevin Burke and Liam Ó Maonlaí encountered one another was two years ago on the University of Washington campus in Seattle, where Ó Ma(...)

Jurys Inn: the Ireland and UK-focused hotel group boosted its performance by targeting more high-value corporate guests. Photograph: Adrian Brown/Bloomberg News

The Dublin-headquartered Jurys Inn hotel group is believed to be on course for a near 10 per cent surge in its revenues in 2015, after posting an 8 pe(...)

Joe Duffy and Brendan O’Carroll in Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie.

RTÉ One is turning to a perennial ratings favourite Mrs Brown’s Boys to underpin its Christmas schedule. The commercially successful but critically (...)

The Jurys Inn hotel on Custom House Quay in Dublin: the brand will change in May next year

The Jurys Inn hotel on Custom House Quay in Dublin is to be rebranded as a Hilton Garden Inn in a move that will cost about €5.5 million. It is the(...)

CIA director John Brennan, whose own email account was breached by hackers. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

As the world continues to absorb the full impact of the murders of dozens of civilians by Islamic State attackers in Paris, officials on both sides (...)