The new test was developed at Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital with 	funding from the UK’s Meningitis Research Foundation and Northern Ireland’s NHS Trust, and licensed exclusively to HiberGene

Dominic Coyle A Dublin company has won EU approval for a new test that allows doctors to confirm the potentially fatal bacterial meningitis (...)

Jonathan Simpson (23), who was advised by the PSNI last month that his life was in danger from republican paramilitaries, was shot several times at his home in the Brandywell Road area (above) in Derry. File photograph: Google Street View

George Jackson with Trevor McBride photographs The mother of a man shot in both legs at home in the Brandywell area of Derry on Monday night said she(...)

DUP leader Peter Robinson (centre) with Nigel Dodds (left) and Arlene Foste, at Stormont in Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Nigel Dodds The 57-year-old MP for North Belfast is viewed as the most likely successor to Peter Robinson as DUP leader. Born in Derry and educated i(...)

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 (...)

(Left to right) Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald, Martin McGuinness, Michelle O’Neill and Gerry Adams arrive to speak to the media at Stormont in Belfast, as talks involving Northern Ireland’s five main political parties begin.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has demanded that politicians who sought to link Sinn Féin to criminality should “put up or(...)

DUP leader Peter Robinson. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Roundtable talks involving the British and Irish governments and the North’s five main parties are scheduled to begin today notwithstanding that DUP l(...)

 No one seriously injured after ambulance was flipped on its side after it collided with a car close to Portrush. Photograph: NIAS/PA Wire

Ambulances have been involved in two separate road crashes in Northern Ireland. One vehicle, which was transporting a patient to hospital, was sent o(...)

The PSNI does not believe the attack was motivated by loyalist infighting or that there was paramilitary involvement

Police believe that a personal dispute rather than a loyalist feud or sectarian paramilitary attack was at the heart of the murder of a senior Ulster (...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson at the Irish Open, at Royal County Down golf club, on Saturday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

First Minister Peter Robinson is to attend Stormont talks hosted by Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers and Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flana(...)

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson arrives at the course Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Royal County Down Golf Clubafter he was discharged from hospital yesterday, four days after suffering a suspected heart attack. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson is attending the Irish Open golf tournament at Royal Co Down after being hospitalised for a heart con(...)