Sinn Féin’s Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, Pat Sheehan and Caoimhe Archibald launch the party’s health document A National Health Service for a United Ireland. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney joined Northern Secretary James Brokenshire for talks with the DUP and Sinn Féin at Stormont on Monday (...)

Liam Neeson has ‘helped to raise Ireland’s profile and awareness of Ireland and Irish artists around the world’.

Liam Neeson is to receive a special award from President Michael D Higgins for his outstanding contribution to the Irish diaspora. The annual Presid(...)

David Black, who worked at the high-security Maghaberry Prison in Co Antrim, was shot dead in 2012 as he drove to work on a motorway near Lurgan in Co Armagh on November 1st last.

A Dublin man who bought the car later used in the fatal shooting of Northern Ireland prison officer David Black will be sentenced later this month at (...)

“There appears to be a decrease in the use of traditional drugs, such as, heroin, opiates etc, and an increasing use of newer drugs of abuse, including novel psychoactive substances.” Photograph: Getty Images

Close to 11,000 seizures of illicit and prescribed drugs were made by prison authorities on both sides of the Border over the past seven years, new fi(...)

Arlene Foster:  “What we can’t see happening is the Gaelicisation of areas where there is no desire or demand for the Irish language.” Photograph: Getty Images

The British and Irish governments are this week expecting to hear from the DUP and Sinn Féin on whether they can strike a deal to bring back the North(...)

Military Pallbearers carry the coffin into the church at funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Integrity was the hallmark of Liam Cosgrave’s private and professional life, mourners were told at the former taoiseach’s funeral Mass on Saturday. “(...)

A demonstrator waves a Catalan separatist flag in Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters

In seeking to smash the ballot boxes and the voters in last Sunday’s referendum on independence for Catalonia, the Spanish authorities inevitably scor(...)

More than 1,000 people in Bombardier’s Belfast plant are directly employed manufacturing wings for CSeries planes. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The US Department of Commerce has delivered a further blow to Bombardier workers in Belfast by adding another tariff of nearly 80 per cent on sales of(...)

The mauve stinger: one of the two varieties of jellyfish responsible for the salmon kills.  File photograph: Franco Banfi/Getty Images

Swarms of stinger jellyfish have wiped out large stocks of salmon after invading four fish farms along the west coast of Ireland in recent weeks. It (...)

The dramatic fall-off in the value of Sterling relative to the Euro has triggered a tsunami of imported second-hand cars from the UK

In its pre-budget submission, the Society of the Irish Motor Industry provided a list, showing how the 10 per cent overall decline in new car sales th(...)