Blackpool native Ryan Humpage was wanted by police in Lancashire in relation to allegations of theft and assault. He was also charged with the rape of a 13- year-old girl.

Police in Northern Ireland have arrested an 18-year-old man accused of rape who was on the run in Ireland over recent weeks.Blackpool native Ryan Hump(...)

The Police Service of Northern Ireland said a  bomb planted  in Belfast was designed to kill officers but could have murdered anyone in the vicinity. Photograph: Getty

A large bomb left in north Belfast on Friday could have inflicted carnage, senior police have said.The device was placed in the busy Ardoyne area, pro(...)

Naomi Long: “I’m quite happy to start as the underdog.” Photograph: The Irish Times

The TUV hate the DUP And say they’re weak and wrong Yet they’ll help them out in East Belfast, Just to clobber Naomi Long. Commentator and columnis(...)

Patrick Barnard: “My mother took Patrick’s school jumper to bed with her every night. It was under her pillow when she died,” says Eddie Barnard

Dungannon in the 1970s was a difficult town in which to be young. It was bitterly divided and heavily militarised. But on March 17th, 1976, all tha(...)

Police in Northern Ireland are searching for a convicted murderer Thomas Valliday who escaped on Friday.

Police in Northern Ireland are searching for a convicted murderer who escaped from prison staff during a hospital visit on Friday afternoon.Thomas Val(...)

Mary Heenan and son Eugene Heenan  outside  the ministry of defence in London with the writ naming senior former British army officer Frank Kitson and the ministry.  Eugene “Patrick” Heenan was murdered in  1973. Photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA

Mary Heenan walked up to the steps of the ministry of defence in London, just yards from the Cenotaph, clutching a walking-stick and a few sheets of (...)

Northern Ireland justice minister David Ford condemned the attack and said it put the lives of local people at risk. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Probation offices in Derry have been damaged in an overnight explosion.British army bomb disposal experts are examining a second device near the scen(...)

DUP politician Jim Wells who has quit days after he sparked controversy with comments about gay marriage. Photograph: PA

Politics is often about timing and the timing for the Democratic Unionist Party and Jim Wells was disastrous, which resulted in his having to stand do(...)

A file image of DUP politician Jim Wells, who has resigned following controversial remarks he made about gay marriage and child abuse at an election husting. Photograph: PA

Northern Ireland’s Health Minister has quit after sparking controversy over comments about same-sex marriage. Jim Wells is to step down from th(...)

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(...)