Northern Ireland’s Director of Public Prosecutions Barra McGrory  apologises to the three women who were “let down” by the North’s Public Prosecution Service

“That’s a fair description,” said Barra McGrory when asked if his Public Prosecution Service’s handling of the Maíria Cahill sex abuse and IRA interro(...)

The woman with 40 names: Cecilia McKitterick faced financial ruin, public exposure and likely imprisonment.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Tom Ruttle is to be buried in his family’s plot in Boolaglass, the townland near Askeaton, in Co Limerick, where he was brought up. His body was disco(...)

Julia Holmes  and Thomas Ruttle on  December 10th at a Christmas fair in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Gardaí have confirmed the body of a man found at a farmhouse in Co Limerick earlier this week is that of Thomas Ruttle. The badly decomposed body of t(...)

A man walks past graffiti, referring to the Boston College project, on a wall off the Falls Road, Belfast. Photograph: Reuters

A former loyalist prisoner battling to stop police accessing his interviews with an American university project has been given two weeks to secure a f(...)

The 63-year-old woman found dead at the farmhouse along with her 56-year-old partner has been positively identified as convicted fraudster Julia Holmes. Photograph: Tom MacMonagle

No decision has been made in relation to any possible charges a gang of burglars may face after they broke into a Co Limerick farmhouse and discovered(...)

The bodies of a couple, named locally as Thomas Ruttle (56) and Julia Holmes (63) were discovered in the upstairs bedroom of a farmhouse in Boolaglass, Askeaton, Co Limerick  on Monday. Photograph: Tom MacMonagle

A man and a woman found dead at a farmhouse in Co Limerick may have died in a joint suicide pact, it has emerged.The badly decomposed bodies of the co(...)

A man walks past graffiti on a wall off the Falls Road, Belfast, in 2014. photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

Supreme Court judges in London have refused to hear an appeal by a former loyalist prisoner seeking to stop police accessing interviews he gave to an (...)

Margaret Burke (49) suffered fatal injuries on Saturday after she was struck by a car while out walking in Castlebar.  She was taken to Mayo General Hospital (above) but was later pronounced dead. Photo: Keith Heneghan.

Four people died over the weekend in what was one of the worst for deaths on Irish roads so far this year.The deaths occurred in Mayo, Cork, Longford(...)

Former IRA commander Gerard “Jock” Davison, who was gunned down in the street close to his home in the staunchly republican Markets area of Belfast on Tuesday of last week. Photograph: PSNI/PA Wire

Detectives probing the murder of a former IRA commander shot dead in Belfast have said it will be a lengthy investigation.Gerard “Jock” Davison was gu(...)

Fr Brendan Smyth, who was at the centre of one of the first clerical child sex abuse scandals to rock the Catholic Church in Ireland, was convicted of more than 100 child abuse charges relating to a period over 40 years on both sides of the Border. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Paedophile priest Fr Brendan Smyth will be the subject of a focused investigation as part of a public inquiry into historical child abuse in Northern (...)