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Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill during a press conference in Parliament Building, Stormont. File photograph: PA

Another 902 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Northern Ireland but no new deaths were reported on Saturday. A total of 134 patients are (...)

The statue of William Smith O’Brien on O’Connell Street in Dublin. Not only does its inscription have two languages, it also has two meanings.

Writing about the statue of William Smith O’Brien earlier in the week, I neglected to mention what may be its most interesting feature, the bilingual (...)

Richard Hennings and Micheal Curran don’t want to relive Warrenpoint’s bloody past. Photograph: George Torode

Last spring, exasperated by the inability of Westminster to address the Irish Border issue during the Brexit negotiations, I decided to take a journey(...)

In September PSNI officers came under petrol bomb attack while carrying out searches targeted at dissident republicans in the Creggan area of the city.

A 15-year-old boy has been reported to the North’s Public Prosecution Service (PPS) in connection with rioting and throwing petrol bombs in the Cregga(...)

A PSNI landrover  at Creggan in Derry after a day-long series of searches by the PSNI. Photograph: Trevor McBride

Northern Ireland’s top police officer says the terrorist threat is sophisticated and changing. Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Irel(...)

A handout picture released by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)shows a Command Wire Initiated Improvised Explosive Device, discovered in a vehicle in a residential area, during a search operation in the Creggan area of Derry. Photo: PSNI

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has said dissident republicans are making a “concerted effort” to kill its officers. A bomb discovered (...)

The mortar device found in Strabane last weekend. Photograph: PSNI

Dissident republicans planned to fire the mortar bomb found in Strabane, Co Tyrone on Saturday into the town’s police station, the area’s police chief(...)

The scene of the security operation at Church View in Strabane on Saturday. Photograph: Margaret McLaughlin

The bomb found in Strabane, Co Tyrone, on Saturday was a “viable mortar type device” which was intended to kill police officers, the Police Service of(...)

Shane Lowry hits from the rough on the final day of the  Open Golf Championship at Royal Portrush. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

At the 18th hole, the Irish were waiting. All day it felt like magic was in the making at Royal Portrush; the first British Open golf championship to (...)

Barman Chris McCaffrey

One of the more ghoulish comedies around Brexit has involved the performance of certainty. Brexit means Brexit, Theresa May liked to say following the(...)

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