Irish Navy ship LE Niamh with the yacht Makayabella in the foreground. Photograph: PA

A yacht at the centre of one of Ireland’s biggest ever drugs seizure is due to go for auction later this year and could fetch up to €100,000, accordin(...)

A student accused of being part of an international drugs trafficking operation sending £15 million worth of cannabis to Northern Ireland is to be released from custody

A student accused of being part of an international drugs trafficking operation sending £15 million worth of cannabis to Northern Ireland is to be rel(...)

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has become fully operational in Northern Ireland. Officers working for the organisation dubbed the British FBI will be(...)

Chris Connaughton  (36) is among four men charged with plotting to ship the drugs consignment across the Border in pallets of orange juice. Photograph: Frank Miller

A Co Wexford man accused of trying to smuggle £800,000 worth of cannabis into Northern Ireland will not be granted bail to live in the Republic, a Hig(...)

File photograph showing members of the Irish navy standing behind what is believed to be about €300 million worth of cocaine detained on the Makayabella yacht off the coast of Cork. Three men have been sentenced for  their part in the drug smuggling operation. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A man has been jailed for 10 years and two others for eight years each for attempting to smuggle almost €300 million of cocaine into the UK.Yacht skip(...)

 Irish Naval Service vessel the  LE Niamh  with detained  yacht the Makayabella on September 24th, 2014, off West Cork. File photograph: Defence Forces Ireland/PA Wire

Three more people have been charged by the British authorities in connection with a plot last year to smuggle €80 million worth of cocaine into the UK(...)

A specialist police team investigating the most serious and complex cases of online child abuse have arrested 50 suspects in Northern Ireland in the last year.

A specialist police team investigating the most serious and complex cases of online child abuse have arrested 50 suspects in Northern Ireland in the l(...)

 Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said some SDLP Assembly members were defying Dr Alasdair McDonnell by tabling  amendments. Photograph: PA

Fianna Fáil and the SDLP have accused Sinn Féin of opposing austerity in the South but supporting it in the North, as the consideration stage of the w(...)

Forty-five potential trafficking victims were discovered in Northern Ireland last year. They claimed they were subjected to domestic servitude, labour or sexual exploitation, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said

Forty-five potential trafficking victims were discovered in Northern Ireland last year.They claimed they were subjected to domestic servitude, labour (...)

SDLP leader Alasdair McDonnell: the party has altered its stance on the NCA following concessions gained after “hard negotiation”. Photograph: The Irish Times

The SDLP has reversed a previous party position and decided to support the UK National Crime Agency (NCA), dubbed as Britain’s FBI.The SDLP said it ha(...)