Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy arrives at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The SDLP, DUP and Ulster Unionist Party have welcomed the 18-month sentence given to Thomas “Slab” Murphy for tax evasion. The DUP leader and First(...)

The High Court has granted bail to a Belfast man wanted in connection with a Provisional IRA mortar attack.

A Belfast man wanted in connection with a Provisional IRA mortar attack on a British army barracks in Germany in 1996 has been granted bail at the Hig(...)

Eamonn Kennedy admitted to hospital with injuries

The sister of an intellectually disabled man has said she tried to highlight concerns over the restraint of people with intellectual disabilities at (...)

The researchers found that while the role of long-standing supports for the Irish abroad like the church or the Irish pub is diminishing, new social networks were emerging which are allowing emigrants to “self help”, especially online.

Recent Irish emigrants are younger, more professional and more networked than any previous generation but many are still experiencing mental health pr(...)

British film director Steve McQueen (left)  with the star of his film 12 Years A Slave Chiwetel Ejiofor. Photograph: Reuters

The 71st Golden Globe Awards will be held in Los Angeles tonight with two films vying for many of the key honours. American Hustle and 12 Years a Slav(...)

Rehab director Frank Flannery told the Minister for Justice that pulling the plug on the Charitable Lotteries Scheme would be morally wrong. Photograph: Eric Luke.

Every euro spent on scratchcards produced by some charitable lotteries involves a loss of two or three cent which is being made up for with taxpayers (...)