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The court was told that Robert Politi (29), with an address of Thiepval Barracks, Lisburn, had previously been held in military custody, but was taken into public prison due to a previous breach of bail.

A serving British soldier in Northern Ireland charged with rape has been permitted to bail on £1,000 surety. Robert Politi (29) originally from Birke(...)

 Eamon de Valera: I suspect that by remaining in Dublin, de Valera believed he could be brought into the talks at the 11th hour to insist on further concessions, but this was a high-risk and ultimately doomed strategy.  Photograph:  Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis via Getty Images

Éamon de Valera, as leader of Fianna Fáil, was fond of using the phrase “the evil of partition” in his speeches. I, myself, was reared in a household (...)

Cocaine worth an estimated £1.6 million has been seized in Belfast. Photograph: National Crime Agency/Twitter

Cocaine worth an estimated £1.6 million (€1.86 million) has been discovered at Belfast Port. Adam Warnock, branch commander with the UK’s National (...)

Food shortages, tailbacks and congested ports at Holyhead. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP

Irish-bound lorries are facing seven-kilometre tailbacks into Holyhead as Brexit stockpiling, weather delays and the loss of a ferry to a Covid-19 out(...)

The port health authorities at Liverpool instructed that the Stena Line’s Irish sea ferry Stena Edda must be held at Birkenhead, across the River Mersey from Liverpool, as a precaution. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

More than 300 passengers were stranded overnight on a ferry bound for Belfast from Liverpool due to some crew members coming down with Covid-19. The (...)

Marcus Rashford: sparked a nationwide campaign after the British government voted against extending the provision of free school meals until next Easter for children in need.  Photo: Fareshare/Mark Waugh/PA

When Marcus Rashford wakes up on Saturday morning, he’s entitled to feel that it has been a fairly productive week. First he swooped in to score the (...)

Ben Kavanagh wearing a mask and gogles in an appearance on RTÉ recently.

An Irishman quarantined in Britain for two weeks after being airlifted out of China’s coronavirus-struck Wuhan is preparing to return to his home in C(...)

Britain’s new polar research ship, the RRS Sir David Attenborough is pictured prior to the naming ceremony in Birkenhead, northwest England on Thursday. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP

A scientific research ship the public wanted to call Boaty McBoatface will be formally named after Sir David Attenborough on Thursday. Britain’s Duke(...)

 Fans donate food to a foodbank outside the ground ahead of the Premier League match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on December 2nd 2018 in Liverpool. Photograph:  Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Getty Images

It’s a busy mid-Sunday morning in Birkenhead’s Charles Thompson Mission, and Republic of Ireland international Jon Walters is getting to grips with th(...)

 British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn eats his lunch on board a train to Hull from Leeds. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Labour’s governing body, the National Executive Committee (NEC), is on Tuesday expected to accept a definition of anti-Semitism which Jewish groups ha(...)

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