Chelsea McGarry (16) and Daire McIlroy (20) have been missing since Monday. Photograph: PSNI

Gardaí have issued an appeal on behalf of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to help locate a missing teenage girl and man. Police in Lurg(...)

Sinn Féin’s Chris Hazzard: “lack of discernible unionist political reaction.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin has questioned unionists’ response to the declaration by the Ulster Defence Association (UDA) that it remains in existence and has no inten(...)

A masked member of the Ulster Defence Association (UDA) colour party at a Remembrance Day service  in  north Belfast, in  2004. Photograph: PA

The Ulster Defence Association (UDA) has asserted that it remains in existence and has no intention of disbanding while any republican paramilitary th(...)

The Police Service of Northern Ireland  is investigating a pipe bomb attack on a house in Derry.

The front window of a house has been smashed in a pipe bomb attack which police have said was a suspected sectarian hate crime. The explosion occurred(...)

Four men dressed in black and wearing gloves pushed their way into a house at Park Parade (above), east Belfast, on Thursday. Photograph: Google Street View

An elderly couple have been traumatised after being robbed in their east Belfast home. Four men dressed in black and wearing gloves pushed their way (...)

PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton,  Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Northern Ireland Justice Minister David Ford at the annual cross-border seminar on organised crime at the Clarion Hotel in Sligo. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The Garda Commissioner and the PSNI chief constable have played down any differences between them on the level of involvement by the IRA in criminal a(...)

Students watch  as rescue service personnel respond to a simulated road crash  at Waterford Institute of Technology. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A mock traffic incident was being staged in Belfast city centre on Wednesday as part of a new hard-hitting road safety campaign. It is hoped the reco(...)

Samuel David Ferris produced the weapon and asked a receptionist in the Royal Victoria Hospital’s accident and emergency department to call the PSNI, a judge was told. File photograph: The Irish Times

A man allegedly brought an air gun into a Belfast hospital because he wanted police to shoot him, a court has heard. Samuel David Ferris produced the (...)

David McConaghie (50), a former Free Presbyterian pastor,  he was found guilty last month of voyeurism.

A former aide to a DUP MP who hid a camera in the toilets of his employer’s constituency office has been jailed for four months. At Craigavon Magistra(...)

Gardaí Éireannach: Irish Guards wearing shamrocks on their berets take part in a parade on St Patrick’s Day in Kuwait, March 17, 2003. REUTERS/Mark Richards

The meeting was held in camera and the vote was split. Early this month, it took the casting ballot of Noel O’Sullivan, the chairman of the Lon(...)