Taoiseach Enda Kenny: referred to the possibility that incontrovertible DNA evidence of the involvement of a person or persons in a killing on either side could surface. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said it would be difficult for families on either side of “a dark time in Northern Ireland” to follow the advice of the North(...)

Northern Ireland attorney general John Larkin who said today he favoured ruling out further state investigations into crimes committed during the 30-year conflict. Photograph:  PA

Northern Ireland’s attorney general has been left isolated after political leaders in London, Belfast and Dublin distanced themselves from his controv(...)

The complete prohibition, put in place during the 1980s Aids threat, was lifted in England, Scotland and Wales in November 2011.

The ban on gay men giving blood in Northern Ireland is irrational, A High Court judge ruled today. Mr Justice Treacy also held that health minister Ed(...)