The scene where a teenager died on Christmas morning after two motorcycles collided on Cherry Orchard Avenue, Dublin. Photograph: Collins

A man aged 38 has died after the car he was driving entered a flooded area near the Grand Canal at Pollagh, Co Offaly. The death brings to six the nu(...)

David Ford, NI Justice Minister: “I can only go on the evidence that I have...that it is possible to diagnose accurately fatal abnormalities of a foetus.”  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Nobody has ever had a heart attack. The medical term is myocardial infarction. Nobody has ever died of a stroke. But many have succumbed to a cerebrov(...)

A map of Ireland from the Richard S J Clarke collection of cartography, for auction at Adam’s

Three auctions in Dublin this week offer a wonderful selection of rare books and maps of interest to both collectors and anyone seeking a unique gift.(...)

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(...)