Undated family handout  photograph of John-Pat Cunningham.  Mr Cunningham (27), who had learning difficulties, was shot by the British Army in a field in Benburb, Co Armagh in 1974. File photograph: PA Wire

A 73-year-old former soldier has appeared in court in Northern Ireland charged with the attempted murder of a man with learning difficulties more than(...)

The  DUP’s Jim Wells, who has apologised for controversial remarks he made about gay marriage and child abuse. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

The DUP is standing by its Health Minister Jim Wells following remarks about gay couples and child abuse despite concern at a senior level in the part(...)

Investigators said the PSNI officer had claimed to have readied his gun for firing, in accordance with his training for such scenarios, but stumbled as he approached the car causing the rifle to slide up the window and for the shot to be discharged into the door frame.

A police officer stumbled and accidentally fired his weapon after stopping a car believed to contain armed paramilitaries, a watchdog investigation ha(...)

File photograph of PSNI officers undergoing  riot training at Longmoor Army Camp ahead of the G8 meeting in Northern Ireland in  2013. File Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Police in Derry city came under attack from youths throwing missiles as they responded to a call on Friday night. The Police Service of Northern Irel(...)

A woman who allegedly played an “exalted, key trusted, organisational role” in an international organised crime gang appeared in court today charged w(...)

PSNI Assistant Chief Constable Stephen Martin and Honorary Polish consul Jerome Mullen during a press conference at PSNI’s Musgrave Street station in Belfast after the latest in a spate of hate crimes targeting the Polish community. Photograph: PA

The Polish government is very concerned at an upsurge in racist attacks against its citizens living in Northern Ireland, an official representative ha(...)

Trevor Byrne. Photograph: Collins Courts

A convicted rapist has asked to be put back into prison because he believes he cannot abide by the conditions of his release.Trevor Byrne was sentence(...)

Photo issued by the PSNI of a blue Ford Fiesta, similar to the one in which the body of Kyle Neil (23) was found in south Belfast, after what Northern Ireland police describe as a ‘frenzied’ knife attack. Photograph: PSNI/PA Wire

A man found dead in the boot of a car was the victim of a frenzied knife attack, police in Northern Ireland have said.Kyle Neil (20) was stabbed multi(...)

A young man and woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a man was found in the boot of a car in south Belfast.

A young man and woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a man was found in the boot of a car in south Belfast.The PSNI launc(...)

Air accident investigators are trying to determine the cause of an incident that left a pilot dead after a light plane crashed at Newtownards airfield in Co Down on Tuesday morning. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan/Photopress Belfast.

Air accident investigators are trying to determine the cause of an incident that left a pilot dead after a light plane crashed at Newtownards airfield(...)