Election posters in Dublin; one candidate had to remove a poster covering traffic lights on Custom House Quay. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

How far will local election candidates go to win your vote and themselves a seat? To the highest peak in the land it seems. Posters of Ke(...)

Ballinascreen’s Brendan Heron and Ballinderry’s Gareth McKinless battle for possession during the Derry senior football final at Celtic Park. Photo: Lorcan Doherty/Presseye/Inpho

Ballinderry 3-10 Ballinascreen 2-7Ballinderry found the net twice in the space of 60 first-half seconds to set themselves on the road to a hat-trick o(...)

PSNI chief constable Matt Baggott has said  a “thorough investigation” into whether eight unexplained deaths in Northern Ireland in recent weeks were due to people taking contaminated drugs is being carried out. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Police are carrying out a “thorough investigation” to try to establish if eight “unexplained” deaths in Northern Ireland in recent weeks were as a res(...)

The North’s chief medical officer, Dr Michael McBride, has written to health professionals alerting them to the deaths.   Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

The PSNI is trying to determine if eight deaths in the North in recent weeks were due to contaminated drugs. Police are waiting for the results of (...)