The PSNI has confirmed it is investigating complaints against Northern Ireland Health Minister Jim Wells which are believed to have been made by a l(...)

Michelle Gildernew: after the courts examined the 2010 result her margin of victory over agreed unionist candidate Rodney Connor was reduced to a single vote. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

Out on Irish Street in Dungannon, Co Tyrone, Michelle Gildernew meets her nephew Jordan. “Ah no, I didn’t manage to get registered to vote; I left it (...)

Thomas “Slab” Murphy is awaiting trial next October for tax offences dating back to 1996. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Special Criminal Court this week fixed a trial date for April 2017, exactly two years from now, and the first available date for a trial in the no(...)

Sinn Féin candidate for Newry and Armagh Mickey Brady: Says this is a “two horse race” between him and the UUP’s Danny Kennedy. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The two main nationalist contenders in Newry and Armagh have interesting back stories. The SDLP’s Justin McNulty is a former Armagh All-Ireland medall(...)

Sinn Féin parliamentary candidate for Mid Ulster Francie Molloy: “Lough Neagh is one of the gems we have in Mid Ulster.” Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The Mid Ulster constituency lying between the Sperrin Mountains in the west and Lough Neagh in the east was held by the DUP’s William McCrea for 14 ye(...)

Britain’s Prince Charles is to visit Sligo in May, almost 20 years after the first trip to Ireland by the heir to the British throne.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has welcomed the decision by Prince Charles and his second wife Camilla Parker Bowles to visit Ireland a(...)

Micheál Martin’s insistence that Sinn Féin remains unfit for participation in a democratic republican government could be regarded as pre-election ski(...)

Former UK Labour cabinet minister Roy Mason, who served as Northern Ireland secretary at the height of the Troubles, has died aged 91. Photograph: PA Wire.

Former UK Labour cabinet minister Roy Mason, who served as Northern Ireland secretary at the height of the Troubles, has died aged 91.Dan Jarvis, Labo(...)

Fianna Fáil party leader Micheál Martin Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams have clashed over legacy issues facing their parties.

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams is continuing to legitimise the abduction and killing Jean McConville by the IRA, Fianna Fáil party leader Micheál Mar(...)

Numb: Diary of a War Correspondent. Published by Liberties Press. Ghostwritten by Louis La Roc, pseudonym for former Fermoy solicitor Colin Carroll.

The “memoir” of a British war correspondent who purportedly committed rape, murder and other crimes before dying last year was initially written sever(...)