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(...)

The Google changes were introduced a year ago and have been rolled out to all of its language services. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

Changes to Google’s search engine has led to a five-fold reduction in searches for images of child sexual abuse, a major London conference has b(...)

Stephen Powell: has been jailed for his part in a plot to smuggle more than €80m worth of cocaine into the north Wales. Photograph: PA

A 48-year-old English man has been jailed for 16 years for his part in a plot to smuggle €80 million worth of cocaine into Wales that was foiled by Ir(...)

First scientific estimate of modern slavery in UK puts victim numbers between 10,000 and 13,000. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire/File photo

Up to 13,000 people in Britain are being held in conditions of slavery, four times the number previously thought, the Home Office has said.The number (...)

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(...)