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 Gheorghe Nica (left) and Eamonn Harrison (right) two of four men to face trial, at the Old Bailey in London, for being part of an alleged people-smuggling ring linked to the deaths of 39 migrants in a lorry in Essex.  Image: Sketch by court artist Elizabeth Cook/PA

A Co Down truck-driver accused of being responsible for the deaths of 39 Vietnamese men, women and boys found suffocated in a shipping container near (...)

A prison service van arriving at Dublin’s Criminal Courts of Justice carrying Ronan Hughes to a hearing earlier this month after he  was arrested on foot of a European Arrest Warrant. Photograph:  Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

The High Court has heard that a Monaghan man is alleged to be “the ringleader” and “chief organiser” of an organised criminal group who trafficked 39 (...)

Ronan Hughes is due to appear before the High Court, Criminal Courts of Justice, Dublin on Tuesday morning, for an extradition hearing. Photograph: HO/Essex Police/AFP via Getty

A man from Northern Ireland is to appear before the High Court on Tuesday to face extradition in relation to the deaths of 39 illegal immigrants in Es(...)

In relation to the 39 migrants found dead in Essex, in October, Eamon Harrison from Mayobridge, Co Down,   and his alleged coconspirators “knew they were in the trailer”, it was claimed in the High Court.

One of the lorry drivers involved in a suspected conspiracy to traffic human beings into the UK was allegedly being paid up to €1,000 per trafficked p(...)

The High Court was told on Thursday that the Crown Prosecution Service had made a “global statement” that the exact cause and place of death of the 39 migrants was unknown. But it seemed “at least some” of the deceased were still alive upon entry into UK territorial waters.

Recordings found on mobile phones belonging to 39 migrants found dead in a refrigerated trailer in Essex in October, suggest “at least some” of them (...)

A police road block close to the scene where an explosive device was detonated at Wattle Bridge close to Newtownbutler, Co Fermanagh earlier this month. Photograph: PA

The PSNI on Friday released one of two men arrested on Thursday by its terrorism investigation unit in connection with an investigation into alleged C(...)

Forensics examining the scene outside a petrol station in Co Down where a murder investigation has begun. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The victim of the shooting in Co Down on Monday night has been named formally as 54-year-old Malcolm McKeown, a well-known career criminal with loyali(...)

PSNI deputy chief constable Stephen Martin said the incident was a deliberate attempt to kill police officers and soldiers from a British army bomb disposal unit. Photograph: Michael McHugh/PA Wire

Dissident republicans were behind the “indiscriminate and reckless” bomb attack close to the Border in Co Fermanagh in a deliberate attempt to kill of(...)

Stephen Martin, PSNI deputy chief constable: said  the uncertainty around the UK quitting the European Union was causing difficulty. Michael McHugh/PA Wire

In April the New IRA killed journalist Lyra McKee in Derry while attempting to shoot PSNI officers dealing with a riot. In June, an off-duty police o(...)

 The ATM theft at Nutts Corner near Crumlin, Co Antrim,  on Tuesday. Photograph: Pacemaker Press

The PSNI has thanked “vigilant members of the public” for their help following the latest ATM theft in the North. On Tuesday night detectives were qu(...)

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