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Katie Rose Whelan: ‘The Bliain na Gaeilge campaign is vital in portraying Gaeilge as the language it is rather than confining it to the school subject that it’s perceived to be’

I wasn’t brought up with Irish, in fact I was the first of my extended family to go to a Gaelscoil and only began speaking the language when I went to(...)

Two men,  aged 29 and 48, are being questioned under the Terrorism Act at Musgrave police station (above) in Belfast. File photograph: Google Street View

Two men have been arrested in Co Armagh in Northern Ireland in relation to serious crime under the Terrorism Act. The arrests, made by detectives fr(...)

“There’s at least one incident where there’s a person in a wheelchair, a handbag hanging over the back of the wheelchair, and it’s approached by this applicant,” the prosecuting counsel alleged. Photograph: iStock

A woman allegedly stole from pensioners and a wheelchair user in a series of crimes across parts of Northern Ireland, the High Court heard on Monday. (...)

Undated handout photo issued by the Police Service of Northern Ireland of 11-week-old Sparky.

A row has broken out in a courtroom during the appearance of a man charged in connection with an alleged hammer attack on an 11-week-old puppy. The 2(...)

 Homelessness  in  Belfast city centre. The charity Depaul has 156 hostel beds in Belfast, Derry and Dungannon, including 31 family units. Photograph:  Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

For recovering alcoholic Christopher from Co Armagh, Christmas Day was spent at the Rosemount House homeless hostel on the Antrim Road in north Belfas(...)

In a search at a business in the Charles Street area (general view above) of Lurgan, psychoactive substances worth an estimated £400,000 were seized along with tablets and two industrial tablet presses. File photograph: Google Street View

A major haul of so-called legal highs worth more than £800,000 (€900,000) has been seized by police. In one of the largest ever discoveries in North(...)

Francis  Denvir   on his 100th Birthday in 2015.  Photograph: Denis Boyle

One of the last surviving Irish participants in the second World War has died at his home in west Cork at the age of 102. Francis Denvir, who was bor(...)

Michael Murray, NVP Energy managing director. Photograph: Conor McCabe

NVP Energy’s technology turns the wastewater from industrial and other processes into an asset by cleaning it and creating gas for use in combined hea(...)

Stephanie Roche returns from injury for the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Teenage striker Heather Payne is Colin Bell’s only injury concern as the Republic of Ireland prepare to kick off their World Cup qualifying campaign a(...)

An eight-year-old girl has been treated for shock after she was held down during a burglary and assault in Banbridge, Co Down

An eight-year-old girl has been treated for shock after she was held down during a burglary and assault in Banbridge, Co Down, that left a woman and t(...)

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