The Anseanachai Cliste case is the  first  in Britain to involve a positive test for cobalt, which is believed to increase endurance in racehorses. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Anseanachai Cliste, who was banned from running at the Cheltenham Festival in March after a blood-covered syringe was discovered in his box before th(...)

Ciara Burns

Ciara Burns, who has died suddenly in her native Downpatrick, excelled in two very different fields. As a solicitor she was one of the North’s leading(...)

A gorse fire in Gougane Barra valley, Co Cork, which has burned since Saturday evening, covering some 4km at its peak. File photograph: Neil Lucey/PA Wire

A man has been arrested by police investigating gorse fires in the North. A PSNI spokesman said the 55-year-old was detained on Monday afternoon and(...)

Gorse fires are a problem at the moment on the island from Co Antrim to  Co Kerry. Pictured is a recent gorse fire in Gougane Barra valley, Co Cork. Photograph: Neil Lucey/PA

Firefighters in the North believe 92 per cent of the 221 gorse fires it has responded to in less than a week were set deliberately. The latest large (...)

Ollie Woodhouse (21), a bartender from north Belfast, said: “RHI could have been dealt with a lot better.”  Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

The fallout from Martin McGuinness’s resignation as Deputy First Minister in Northern Ireland, public anger around the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) (...)

An inquest into the death  of William Stockdale (60), Newcastle, Co Down, from carbon monoxide poisoning, heard he had no alarms fitted and an engineer had advised him not to use the oil boiler in his house in the days before his death. File photograph: iStockPhoto/Getty

The fire service in Northern Ireland is receiving more calls about deadly carbon monoxide (CO) gas, a senior officer has warned. Group commander Vict(...)

The PSNI has appealed for witnesses to a fatal crash on   Crossgar Road in Co Down on Saturday. Photograph: Getty

A motorcyclist in his 20s has died after a road crash in Co Down. The crash involving a car and motorbike happened at Crossgar Road, Saintfield at ab(...)

Ioan Lacatus and his wife Cristina Nicoleta Covaci. Photograph: PA

A Romanian gangmaster known as ‘The Minister’ who pocketed over £15,000 of wages from a dozen starved migrant workers was on Friday jailed for a total(...)

DUP member Jim Wells. Photograph: NI Assembly/PA

A Dungannon woman who maliciously lied to police attributing homophobic remarks to then health minister Jim Wells in order “to get” him, has been jai(...)

Pat Smullen rides Fair Eva in Thursday’s Group Two Lowther Stakes at York. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Pat Smullen is set for a busy week at York’s Ebor festival but prior to that Ireland’s champion jockey can keep the home fires burning on board Almana(...)