One inmate was obliged to spend an additional 12 days in prison because the tracking device would not attach properly to the leg. File photograph: Getty Images

Prisoners on temporary release had to keep electronic tagging devices in their pockets after the straps broke during a Prison Service pilot programme (...)

Armalite and ballot box: Gerry Adams launches a Sinn Féin manifesto in 1998. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

He is going away, you know. That was the unequivocal message Gerry Adams delivered to more than 2,500 delegates at the Royal Dublin Society on Saturda(...)

Farmer John Sheridan estimates that about one-fifth of the 5,000 jobs in Northern Ireland’s beef processing industry would be lost in a hard Brexit. Photograph: Alan Betson

A group of businesspeople from Northern Ireland and the Border counties travelled to Dublin on Wednesday to warn about the impact of Brexit on their a(...)

Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin has been directed by the party, along with SF TDs Jonathan O’Brien and Peadar Tóibín, not to engage in public disputes over the abortion issue. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin’s political opponents often describe the party as a cult but, on one issue at least, it is just like all other parties: views among members (...)

The scene of the Enniskillen bombing the day after the atrocity in November 1987. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Rev David Cupples was a young Presbyterian minister in Enniskillen on the day of the IRA Poppy Day bombing that killed 11 people and injured 63 ot(...)

Oisín McGrath died from a playground punch nearly three years ago.

A 20-year-old student has admitted he is responsible for the death of Co Fermanagh schoolboy Oisín McGrath, who died from a playground punch nearly th(...)

Former US president Bill Clinton met Sinn Féin leader Michelle O’Neill  at George Best Belfast City Airport

The Government believes that Sinn Féin’s leader in Northern Ireland, Michelle O’Neill, was ready to do a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to re(...)

Former US president Bill Clinton  and DUP leader Arlene Foster wave as they leave after a meeting at a hotel on the outskirts of Belfast on October 17th, 2017. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Former US president Bill Clinton, who held separate meetings on Tuesday afternoon in Belfast with DUP and Sinn Féin leaders, has predicted that Stormo(...)

The PSNI have appealed to the  public to come forward if they have any details that could help the inquiry. Photograph: Trevor McBride

A third person has been arrested in connection with the death of a woman in a car crash in Co Fermanagh which the Police Service of Northern Ireland i(...)

Natasha Carruthers was killed in a crash between Lisnaskea and Derrylin.

The PSNI has arrested a man as part of a murder investigation following the death of a woman in a car crash in Northern Ireland. The 40-year-old was(...)

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