Brian Smyth

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Loyalists clashed with riot police in Belfast following a protest against the failure of police to secure prosecutions against Sinn Féin members who attended the funeral of IRA man Bobby Storey during Covid-19 restrictions. Photograph: Alan Lewis/Photopress Belfast

Few of the 14 year olds involved in rioting in Northern Ireland know much about the Northern Ireland Protocol or the details surrounding last year’s f(...)

Customs officers seized 31,600 cigarettes at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Revenue

Customs officers seized 31,600 cigarettes a man had been attempting to smuggle into the country through Dublin Airport in his checked baggage on Thurs(...)

Ian McKinley is to coach the backs at AIL Division 2A side Rainey Old Boys. Photograph: Ryan Hiscott/Inpho

Ian McKinley’s compellingly unorthodox rugby journey has taken a new twist with the 30-year-old now north of the border where he has racked up as the (...)

Lives Lost: Thomas (Tommy) Smyth died from Covid-19 on April 30th 2020.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at

The Green Party’s Northern leader, South Belfast MLA Clare Bailey, abstained from the parliamentary party’s vote on the programme for government. Photograph:   Arthur Allison

The votes of Northern Greens could be important in determining whether or not a government will be formed in the Republic, in the event of a close con(...)

Martin Gallagher blew kisses to supporters in court. Photograph: Facebook.

A 20-year-old man accused of attempting to kidnap an elderly woman in Dublin on Monday said it was “a joke that went wrong” after being charged, a cou(...)

Mary Caulfield from Co Roscommon with her son, Seamus, who participates in social farming, supported by the Brothers of Charity, Roscommon. Photograph: Brian Farrell

The number of farmers who provide training and care to vulnerable people, including those with intellectual and physical disabilities, could be increa(...)

Liam and Simone Webb: participants bring life to the farm too as farming can be isolating.

Social farming seems to be a win/win situation if ever there was one. People with intellectual disabilities, individuals struggling with mental health(...)

St Columba’s 0-13 Abbeylara 1-7 After waiting 66 years to claim the Longford SFC title last year, St Columba’s retained their crown with a deserved w(...)

Paul Cahillane: score 2-6 for Portlaoise to help propel side to Leinster final against Ballyboden St Enda’s. Photograph: Inpho

Portlaoise 5-12 Emmet Óg Killoe 0-11 Having lost out to Dublin opposition in the last three years Portlaoise footballers will face Ballyboden(...)

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