East Derry MP Gregory Campbell said Sinn Féin’s “dream of a 2016 united Ireland is now nothing short of an embarrassment”. Photograph: Eric Luke Staff Photographer

The East Derry MP Gregory Campbell who recently lampooned the Irish language in the Northern Assembly with his “curry my yogurt, a can coca coalyer” c(...)

An image from last week  showing the Irish Naval Service  vessel LE Niamh (right)  shadowing the  yacht Makayabella  off the south west Irish coast. Photograph: EPA

A 29-year-old man arrested by British law enforcement officers has been released on bail after he was questioned about an €80 million drug smuggling o(...)

The 7.6metre long motor cruiser, Sea Breeze, was moored at a marina in Pwllheli in North Wales and she is now being forensically examined.

A British law enforcement agency has seized a vessel, which they believe was involved in a plan to collect up to €80 million of drugs off the Irish co(...)

Armed Naval and Gardai personel with the half a billion euro haul of cocaine

Gardaí, Customs and Naval Service members of the Joint Task Force on Drug Interdiction believe that the gang behind the attempt to smuggle over a tonn(...)

Members of the navy  with the cocaine haul seized on the yacht Makayabella, in Haulbowline Naval base, Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Gardaí are to examine a satellite phone and other communications equipment seized aboard a yacht carrying €80 million worth of cocaine off the coas(...)

The yacht Makayabella in Haulbowline naval base in Cobh, Co Cork last night after the Irish Navy intercepted the vessel suspected of carrying some €80 million worth of cocaine 200 nautical miles off Mizen Head. Photograph: Irish Naval Service Facebook page 0:41

Initial tests on a sample of the substance seized on board a yacht off the Irish coast are positive for cocaine, but further tests will be required to(...)

The detained yacht with up to €80 million worth of cocaine, off the Cork coast. 1:18

Gardaí are due to start questioning three British men after they were arrested last night following the foiling of an €80 million international drug s(...)

First Minister Peter Robinson is proposing a  return to “Big House” politics.Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

First Minister Peter Robinson is proposing a long-standing solution to the crises that erupt in northern politics – a return to “Big House” politics.(...)

British prime minister David Cameron (left), Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness arrive to speak to members of the media at Stormont, Belfast in  2011. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Peter Robinson spells it out quite bleakly that if there is not a comprehensive attempt to end the current sour and dysfunctional politics in Northern(...)

File photo  of the main entrance to Tilbury Docks in Essex, as police in Northern Ireland arrested a man on suspicion of manslaughter over the death of a man found in a container at Tilbury Docks on Saturday, Essex Police said. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Police in Northern Ireland have arrested a man over the death of an immigrant found in a container at Tilbury Dock in England. The 34-year-old, from L(...)