Prisoners Richard Matt(L) and David Sweat. New York police issues photographs showing how they might look after escaping on June 6th. Photograph: Reuters/New York State Police/Handout

An intense manhunt for two escaped convicts resumed at daybreak on Sunday around the tiny town of Friendship in south-western New York state, follo(...)

Vermont governor Peter Shumlin (left) and New York governor Andrew Cuomo take part in a news conference at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

New York state officials said a civilian employee of the prison from which two convicted killers escaped over the weekend was being questioned in conn(...)

One of Northern Ireland’s largest law firms has withdrawn its professional services in the case of a woman due to stand trial for murdering her partner

One of Northern Ireland’s largest law firms has withdrawn its professional services in the case of a woman due to stand trial for murdering her partne(...)

Nicola Mitchell, founder and CEO of Life Scientific with Laurent Martel, director of InVivo Agriculture Division and chairman of Life Scientific. Photograph:  Des Harris/The Picture Desk.

Irish research and development firm Life Scientific is to double its workforce after a deal with French co-op Invivo was officially signed. Lif(...)

‘Not knowing one’s parents has many implications’: Fine Gael TD Olivia Mitchell. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Unmarried fathers in Ireland had very limited rights and responsibilities, Fine Gael TD Olivia Mitchell told the Dáil.She said that whether a man was (...)

“It is amazing we have so few mistakes relating to identity, with people consequently being given inappropriate treatments, particularly in hospitals.’’ Photograph: Eric Luke

Fine Gael TD Olivia Mitchell has called for a computerised link between the Departments of Health and Social Protection. (...)

Olivia Mitchell described Government proposals to abolish Seanad Éireann as “fairly dramatic and far-reaching”. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Dublin South TD Olivia Mitchell has become the most senior Fine Gael member to express reservations about Government proposals to abolish Seanad É(...)