Kenneth Colwell (23),  Forthriver Link, Belfast, was arrested after allegedly stepping out onto North Street in Belfast brandishing some form of fake gun.  File photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A man was hit by a car he was allegedly trying to hijack within hours of being released from custody, a court heard on Wednesday. Kenneth Colwell sust(...)

Paul Burns (31) tried to attack Edward Gibson while medical staff were battling to save his life, prosecutors claimed. Mr Gibson was rushed to Royal Victoria Hospital following a gun attack in the Divis area of Belfast on October 24th last year.

A murder victim was subjected to abuse and told he would be killed as he lay dying in a Belfast hospital, the High Court heard today. Paul Burns (31) (...)

The injured man was transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast for specialised face and eye treatment.

Sinn Féin has accused dissident republicans in south Armagh of “attempted murder” after the son of a party activist was injured on Wednesday in an app(...)

The Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. Photograph: Aidan O’Reilly/Pacemaker

A man suspected of shooting himself in the head with a crossbow has been cleared by a Belfast court of assaulting an emergency department nurse. Belfa(...)

File photo of SDLP leader Alasdair McDonnell: A hospital consultant has said that Mr McDonnell’s recent comments about the inability to detect foetal abnormalities undermine the professional integrity of doctors. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A senior Belfast hospital consultant who specialises in foetal medicine has accused SDLP leader Alasdair McDonnell of undermining her profession after(...)

A handout photo of Derek Brockwell issued by the Irish Prison Service. Photograph: PA Wire.

Police in the Republic, England and Northern Ireland are liaising together to decide what should happen to criminal Derek Brockwell who escaped from p(...)

Tributes have poured in for Oisín McGrath (13), who died after being injured while playing football on his lunchbreak

Teachers and fellow pupils of a teenage boy who died after he was injured during a playground incident have said they are profoundly saddened.Oisín Mc(...)

The teenager, who is from the village of Belcoo in Fermanagh, is currently being treated in Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

A 13 year-old boy remains in critical condition following an alleged assault at a school in Fermanagh on Monday.Police received reports of an incident(...)

Maud Kells, a recipient of the OBE, was shot and wounded at her home in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday night, January 4th, 2015. File photograph: WEC International

A 75-year-old Irish missionary shot and wounded at her home in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is in a stable condition in hospital.Maud Kells,(...)

Maud Kells, a recipient of the OBE,  was shot and wounded at her home in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday night, January 4th, 2015. File photograph: WEC International

A 75-year-old Irish missionary has been shot and wounded at her home in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).Maud Kells, who recently received an OB(...)