Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness  expressed sympathy to the family of Conall Kerrigan for their “tragic loss”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Police investigating the sudden death of a man in Derry have ruled out a crime. The body of Conall Kerrigan (25), a plumber from Claudy, was found bet(...)

A gun has been recovered in Strabane by police investigating dissident republican terrorist activity

A gun has been recovered in Strabane by police investigating dissident republican terrorist activity. Detectives from the PSNI Serious Crime Branch co(...)

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers is meeting senior US government officials in Washington. Photograph: PA

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers said she received a “very sympathetic hearing” from Obama administration aides on her views about the Northern Ire(...)

PAC chairman John McGuinness. Photograph: David Sleator

The Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) plans to investigate claims that almost €10 million in an offshore account was intended to pay figures asso(...)

U2 perform in Vancouver at the beginning of their new world tour.

Former U2 manager Paul McGuinness has said the band erred in giving away its last album to all iTunes subscribers whether they wanted it or not. Mr M(...)

 Rory McIlroy signs autographs for fans at Royal County Down Golf Club, Co Down.  Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/©Inpho

Martin McGuinness and Rory McIlroy made quite the pair at Royal County Down, the 18 holes of dunes and sand where this year’s Irish Open will be pla(...)

Peter Robinson underwent a procedure for a heart condition on Monday. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The DUP pressed ahead with the final stage of the welfare reform bill today despite concerns that it will precipitate a crisis that would jeopardise t(...)

Which way? Yes and No posters on Merrion Street, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Senior Government figures are increasingly confident the same-sex marriage referendum will pass. Sources predict the Yes vote could be as high as 60 (...)

Gary Hart: In the wake of Gerard Davison’s killing the US envoy said he and fellow US diplomats were “very carefully” following the events. Photograph: PA

Former American senator Gary Hart, a personal representative to US secretary of state John Kerry, has said he is “personally dismayed” at the recent a(...)

PAC Chairman John McGuinness TD. Photograph: David Sleator

The Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) has confirmed his office does not have the power to investigate the sale of Siteserv because he cannot inqu(...)