Every employer in the UK has a duty to be aware of the different legal rate for the National Minimum Wage which varies from an apprentice rate of £2.73 per hour to the adult rate (21 and over) of £6.50 per hour

Five businesses in Northern Ireland have been “named and shamed” by the UK’s Department for Business, Innovation & Skills for failing to pay their(...)

Daughter and mother, Ginnie and Liz Power from Maynooth, Co Kildare with Roman Gladiators. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

As a typical February monsoon soaked the Eternal City, Irish rugby fans remained unfazed.Sitting in the otherwise deserted “al fresco” footpath sectio(...)

The Enterprise train leaving Connolly Station, Dublin, for Belfast. Iarnród Éireann is encouraging customers to keep up to date with its social media feeds due to disruption on the line on Thursday, February 5th. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Disruptions to the Dublin to Belfast rail line are continuing following the discovery of a suspect device on the tracks on Wednesday evening.Services (...)

Members of the PSNI and inspectors from the Northern Ireland Health and Safety Executive attended the scene of the incident.

A man in his 50s has died after two workers fell from a farm building after the roof apparently collapsed.The second man was injured in the incident (...)

Minister for foreign affairs Peter Barry alleged that “members of the minority community had been left unprotected”. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

A decision by police in the North to allow an Orange parade to pass along the Garvaghy Road in Portadown on July 12th, 1986, brought Anglo-Irish rela(...)

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(...)