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About 70 people in the Diocese of Dromore have made complaints about clerical child sex abuse, with about 40 alleging they were abused by the late Fr Malachy Finnegan, a former president of St Colman’s College in Newry.

The unprecedented step by the Catholic diocese of Dromore to set up its own redress scheme for victims of clerical abuse in the diocese has set a new (...)

The aftermath of the Omagh bombing, which occurred on August 15th, 1998. Photograph: Frank Miller

The large, open-plan, first-floor meeting room of the Omagh Support and Self Help Group looks a little desolate – appropriate perhaps, given everythin(...)

The fire service recovered two men from the property. Photograph: iStock

A man has died and another is in a critical condition following a house fire, the PSNI have said. Police were alerted to a blaze at a house in Park V(...)

Police said on Saturday the sudden death of a woman in Newry, Co Down was not being treated as suspicious. The Police Service of Northern Ireland sai(...)

A representative organisation led by survivors of mother and baby homes must be established “urgently” because for “too long” they had been ignored, an online event for survivors heard on Saturday. Photograph: Provision

A representative organisation led by survivors of mother and baby homes must be established “urgently” because for “too long” they had been ignored, a(...)

Gardaí performing random vehicle checks in the village of Muff, Co  Donegal, on the Border with Northern Ireland. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The rapid increase in coronavirus cases in Northern Ireland has brought into sharp focus the differences in public restrictions introduced to suppress(...)

Aftermath of the Omagh bombing in 1998. Photograph: Frank Miller

An application to set aside alleged asset transfers involving one of the men found liable in Northern Ireland high court civil proceedings for the Oma(...)

Covid-19 ‘has cruelly restricted our capacity to draw close to families who are bereaved’, Archbishop Eamon Martin has said. File photograph: Tom Honan

The coronavirus pandemic had struck at the very heart of the ministry of priests, curtailing their normal outreach to the sick, the elderly and the dy(...)

Police and forensic officers investigate the lorry in which 39 bodies were discovered in the trailer  in  Essex. File photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

A man from Northern Ireland has been charged with human trafficking offences after the bodies of 39 migrants were found in a refrigerated lorry contai(...)

Larne port. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Lorry driver Tony Grady has lost count of the number of times he has taken his truck on the ferry from Scotland to Northern Ireland, but he can rememb(...)

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