Annadale currently lead Pool A of the Men’s Irish Hockey League.

Pembroke survived 31 minutes without a goalkeeper as they beat Cookstown 4-2 in Steelweld Park to start their Irish Hockey League campaign with a big (...)

Seeking bail, defence counsel stressed the man  was willing to seek medical help. Photograph: Getty Images/Comstock Images

An estranged husband allegedly threatened to bath his ex-wife in acid and mutilate any new partner, the High Court in Belfast heard yesterday.Nerijus (...)

Robert Hamill’s sister Diane in 1999. Photograph: Alan Betson

A judge has stopped the trial of two men and a woman in connection with the sectarian murder of a man by loyalists in Northern Ireland.Robert Hamill, (...)

Greg MacNeice of MacIvors Cider at the craft-drink company’s orchards in Ardress, Co Armagh. Photograph: Barry Cronin

The area around Portadown, Dungannon and Armagh became notorious in the 1970s as the “murder triangle”, and again in the 1990s when sectarian viole(...)

In a word

Róisín is Irish and the diminutive of Róis, meaning Rose in English. The Normans introduced it to England as Roese and Rohese and I am taking advantag(...)

Billy Hutchinson: leader of the Progressive Unionist Party, which is linked to the UVF, said: “We will move on to the next part [of the graduated response]. It will be peaceful . . . as it was today, so I think we’re in a good position.”

PSNI chief constable George Hamilton has praised the Orange Order and unionist and nationalist politicians for helping ensure that Saturday’s 12th of(...)

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness: at the weekend he tweeted, “Pleased today’s Orange O parades passed peacefully. Parades Commission determination & those who mainly abided by it delivered.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

About an hour after the north Belfast Orangemen dispersed and went home in the rain on Saturday night, local SDLP Assembly member Alban Maginness issu(...)

 Drew Nelson, grand secretary of the  Orange Lodge: “Whatever the outcome of our deliberations as an institution, I would again underline that any actions must be both lawful and peaceful. Our traditions are dear to us and are only undermined by violence.”  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and British prime minister David Cameron have spoken by telephone about the escalating tensions in the North following the Parad(...)

Drumcree. From two Irish words Droim and Cri, meaning `ridge of/on the border of’. It is in Co Armagh, just outside Portadown, You may remember it fro(...)

Garda Search and Rescue at Hodson Bay, Lough Ree, yesterday morning still searching for missing fisherman Daryl Burke. Photograph: molloyphotography

Hopes for the safe return of a missing fisherman are fading as searchers on Lough Ree, Co Roscommon concede their operation may now be one of recov(...)