The PSNI said it was hard to see the huge increase in detections as a success.

The number of motorists caught drink driving in Northern Ireland over the Christmas and New Year period increased by 40 per cent compared with last ye(...)

Gerry Hagan, from the Rivers Agency, operates a pump near Dungannon where locals are feeling the effects of rising water levels in Lough Neagh. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Three Northern Executive Ministers held an emergency meeting in Cookstown, Co Tyrone yesterday to try to devise a plan to assist those who have been a(...)

 A road sign on the A6 in Northern Ireland where the ‘London’ of ‘Londonderry’ marked out. Derry City and Strabane District Council has voted in favour of changing the official name of Londonderry to Derry. Photograph: Getty Images

Unionists in Northern Ireland have accused Derry City and Strabane District Council of “sectarian” behaviour after it voted in favour of changing the (...)

File photograph: The Irish Coastguard took six people directly to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry by helicopter after an incident during a fundraising event  on the River Foyle on Saturday.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Emergency services responded to a major incident on the River Foyle on Saturday after 26 people became stranded in the water. It is understood two bo(...)

The High Court in Belfast. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Belfast High Court judge who quashed the granting of planning permission for a new 38,000-seat GAA stadium in the west of the city has demanded “com(...)

A sign outside Casement Park in Belfast.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The granting of planning permission for a new 38,000-seater GAA stadium in the heart of west Belfast is to be quashed, a High Court judge has ruled.Mr(...)

Casement Park in west Belfast. Photograph: Andrew Paton/INPHO

Northern Ireland’s Environment Minister acted unlawfully in approving a new 38,000-seat GAA stadium in the heart of west Belfast, a High Court judge h(...)

Protests had been staged at the Belcoo site amid fears the controversial fracking technique would be used if large reserves of gas were found.

Two Stormont departments could be facing a billion pound lawsuit over thwarted plans to drill for shale gas in Co Fermanagh, it emerged today.Lawyers (...)

Alasdair McDonnell: “Republicanism which should have been a term of inclusion . . . has been sullied by those who would force their will on others.” Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

The SDLP reserves the right to go into “constructive opposition”, leader Dr Alasdair McDonnell has told his party’s annual conference in Belfast. More(...)

DUP energy minister Arlene Foster. File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Exploration company Tamboran Resources is to legally challenge decisions made by Northern Executive ministers which effectively bars it from drilling (...)