There are no official proactive measures in Ireland to catch men seeking to groom children online. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Vigilante action against paedophiles has dominated international headlines in recent days, but police worry about the implications of citizen justice,(...)

Bullet riddled minibus at scene of 1976 Kingsmill massacre. Photograph:  PA Wire

Gardaí are to be given the authority to participate in a Belfast inquest into the deaths of 10 Protestant men in the Kingsmill massacre in south Armag(...)

The child was travelling in the buggy when it collided with a black Toyota Hilux on the Flagstaff Road at around 2.50pm on Saturday. Source: Google Street View

A 12-year-old girl who died when the beach buggy she was travelling in collided with a 4x4 has been named as Nicole Fegan from Mayobridge, Co Down. (...)

PSNI inspector Kieran Quinn said the 12-year-old, who was a passenger in the buggy, died as a result of injuries she sustained. Photograph: Trevor McBride

A 12-year-old girl has died after the beach buggy she was in collided with a car in Newry. Police said the child and a 14-year-old girl were travell(...)

Armalite and ballot box: Gerry Adams launches a Sinn Féin manifesto in 1998. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

He is going away, you know. That was the unequivocal message Gerry Adams delivered to more than 2,500 delegates at the Royal Dublin Society on Saturda(...)

Former IRA hunger-striker, Laurence McKeown, wears clothes fashioned from a former prison blanket similar to the ones used by the prisoners known as the ‘Blanketmen’ who took part in the dirty protest in the Maze prison during the 1970s and 1980s. Photograph: Stephen Davison

The market for wall calendars is pretty crowded. If your life can be edified with fresh monthly images of fluffy kittens, laughing nuns or a pouty Pol(...)

Kenneth Clarke: “It is quite unnecessary to actually close down our options as severely as we are with this amendment.” Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Pro-European Conservatives have joined Labour and other opposition parties in condemning Theresa May’s proposal to specify in legislation the date of (...)

File photograph of veteran republican Ivor Bell. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

A veteran republican charged in connection with the murder of Belfast mother-of-10 Jean McConville in 1972 is not medically fit to stand trial, a cour(...)

Detectives in Northern Ireland are investigating a “paramilitary style” shooting that took place in Derry on Sunday night. A man (44) was shot in the(...)

“Too many LGBTQ people shrug off casual homophobia and transphobia because they don’t deem it important enough or they are not convinced anything will be done.” File photograph: Getty Images

Hundreds of homophobic incidents were recorded in Northern Ireland in one year, police statistics show. Hate crime laws should be updated to combat (...)

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