The threat from dissident republicans remains severe in Northern Ireland but moderate in Britain, the Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has informed Westminster. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

The threat from dissident republicans remains severe in Northern Ireland but moderate in Britain, the Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has informed(...)

A diesel laundry discovered near Inniskeen last November. It has the capacity to launder 20 million litres a year. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson.

It’s hard to get your head around how big the problem of fuel laundering and tobacco smuggling in Ireland is – much of it concentrated along the Borde(...)

Commander Liam Brett joined the Naval Service in 1946. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former Flag Officer Commanding the Naval Service Liam Brett has died. Commodore Brett played a pivotal role in the expansion of the service in the 197(...)

A north of England council has been asked to fly the Tricolour to mark the Easter Rising centenery next year. Photograph: Ed Pritchard/Getty

A council in the north of England has been asked to consider flying the Tricolour to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising next year. The request c(...)

Former DUP minister for social development Nelson McCausland has described a decision by Newry, Mourne and Down district council to put Irish first on its logo and literature as an exercise in “cultural sectarianism”. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Former DUP minister Nelson McCausland has described a decision by one of the North’s new super councils to put Irish first on its logo as an exercise (...)

British soldiers lined up in a narrow trench during World War I (28th October 1914) . Photograph:Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Singer-songwriter Eric Bogle said he wrote The Green Fields of France as a response to the anti-Irish sentiment in Britain during the IRA bombing camp(...)

Photograph of the aftermath of the 1998 Omagh bomb in which 29 people died. Photograph: PA

The trial of a man accused of murdering 29 people in the Omagh bombing will go ahead, a prosecutor said.Seamus Daly is charged with the 1998 Real IRA (...)

A US jusge has ordered that the Boston College tapes be taken to the Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast and placed in secure storage there.

Sealed tapes of interviews given by a former loyalist prisoner to a university project will not now be held on American territory in Belfast.Senior ju(...)

Secretary of state for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers has said the British government “fully recognises” the sensitivities surrounding the decision not to have a British royal presence at the commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The secretary of state for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers has said the British government “fully recognises” the sensitivities surrounding the deci(...)

A rioting crowd on Dublin’s O’Connell Street , which resulted in the cancellation of a Love Ulster March through Dublin in 2006. Photograph: Alan Betson

Loyalist William Frazer has said a Love Ulster march will take place in Dublin next month if the Government doesn’t release information relating to th(...)