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The PSNI sought 154 European Arrest Warrants between January 2007 and May 2017. Of these, 71 were granted, leading to the extradition of 47 suspects back to Northern Ireland. File photograph: Getty Images

Extradition processes in Northern Ireland “could become toxic” if the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) is lost as a result of Brexit, a senior Stormont (...)

Mickey McNulty, who lives in Gortin, just outside Omagh, has tested positive for Huntington’s disease. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty

Huntington’s disease sufferers in Northern Ireland say their battle with the “devastating” and “cruel” condition is being made more difficult by the f(...)

Oonagh McAleer, chairwoman of the group Birth Mothers and Their Children for Justice NI,  was 17 and pregnant when she was sent to live in Marian Vale mother and baby home in Newry in 1979. Photograph: The Detail

Northern Ireland’s mother and baby homes closed decades ago, but their legacy continues to have an impact on birth mothers and their children. Oonagh(...)

An examination of a sample year of burial records for  the Public Ground site at Milltown Cemetery (above) has established the graves include those of 63 children from Nazareth House and Nazareth Lodge who were aged between two weeks and almost two years when they died in 1942. File photograph: Google Street View

At least 43 babies died of severe malnutrition at two Sisters of Nazareth children’s homes in Belfast in a single year. An examination of a sample y(...)

Nearly 400,000 tyres were burned in recycling facilities in Northern Ireland between 2009 and 2015. Photograph: iStock

The Stormont administration in Northern Ireland is struggling to deal with millions of tonnes of illegally dumped waste, thousands of incidents of fly(...)

Investigative news website The Detail found 47 police chases were terminated at the border between 2011 and 2015. Photograph: Getty Images

The rules preventing police from continuing pursuits across the Border have ended chases after suspects on more than 40 occasions in the last five yea(...)

A total of 7,697 suicides were registered in Northern Ireland from the beginning of 1970 to the end of 2015. Photograph: Getty Images

A total of 318 suicides were registered in Northern Ireland last year, the highest annual death toll since records began in 1970. The figures mean an(...)

A man strolls past a mural depicting a paramilitary fighter in the Shankill Road in Belfast. File photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Newly compiled figures reveal the scale of ongoing paramilitary activity in Northern Ireland, with 1,100 bombings and shootings over the last decade, (...)

Abortion is illegal in the Republic except where the pregnancy presents a real and substantial risk to the mother’s life. File photograph: Getty Images

A clinic in Manchester accounted for close to one third of all abortions for women with Irish addresses over the last five years. Women from the islan(...)

No ‘typical’ clients: a  Marie Stopes International clinic in the north of England. Photograph:  Ross Parry Agency

“The Northern Ireland and Irish governments don’t mind women having abortions just as long as they’re not here in Ireland,” according to Northern Irel(...)