The Rossport five: Michael Ó Seighin, Brendan Philbin, Willie Corduff, Vincent McGrath and Philip McGrath leaving the Four Courts after being released from prison in 2005.

As gas is flared into the skies above north Mayo, it is worth reflecting on a project that has been one of modern Ireland’s greatest scandals, a stunn(...)

“I assumed that the raging energies of curiosity and sensation would be kept in check here. What’s happened to Pat Carey over the last week shows that I was wrong.” Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

In August 2014, BBC television broadcast live footage of a raid by South Yorkshire police on the home of a 73-year old man in Berkshire. The home belo(...)

 Cliff Richard who has been re-interviewed by South Yorkshire Police after meeting with officers voluntarily, a spokesman for the star said. File Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Singer Cliff Richard, one of Britain’s best-known entertainers, has been questioned again by police investigating allegations of historical sex crime(...)

Former South Yorkshire Police chief superintendent David Duckenfield (left) leaves the coroner’s court in Warrington, north-west England, on Wednesday. Mr Duckenfield, the police chief at the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster, admitted on Tuesday that his failure to close a tunnel was the ‘direct cause’ of the deaths of 96 Liverpool supporters. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Hillsborough police chief David Duckenfield has told the jury into the inquests of 96 Liverpool fans that he was “a new and inexperienced match comman(...)

 Sheffield United have said they are “not prepared” to make a decision on whether to re-sign convicted rapist Ched Evans but will permit their former striker to start training at the club with immediate effect. Photograph: Jon Buckle/PA Wire

Sheffield United have said they are “appalled” by the abuse being aimed at people who have criticised the club’s decision to allow convicted rapist Ch(...)

 British singer Cliff Richard performing on stage in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The BBC and police have faced questions today about the reporting of a raid on his home in connection with an alleged historic sexual offence. Photograph: Ferdy Damman/EPA.

The chief constable of an English police force has apologised to pop star Sir Cliff Richard if the force was “insensitive” about the search of his hom(...)

Police outside Rotherham council offices. Photograph: PA

Labour has suspended four members who held positions of authority at Rotherham Borough Council during the years in which hundreds of young people were(...)

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright, who has resigned from the Labour Party, but insisted he would not leave his post. Photograph: South Yorkshire Police/PA

South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright has resigned from the Labour Party, but insisted he would not leave his post.Mr Wright’s re(...)

  An inqury report released 26 August claims that at least 1,400 children were sexually exploited in Roterham between 1997 and 2013. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright was clinging on to his post yesterday despite pressure to quit from his own political party(...)

Report found around  1,400 children  had been systematically failed by police and agencies in Rotherham. Photograph: Getty

Around 1,400 children were sexually exploited in one town over a 16-year period, a report found today.The report on events in Rotherham, South Yorkshi(...)