Mr Ahern will take part in workshops and master classes with students and will participate in events at the university. File photograph: Tom Honan

Queen’s University, Belfast has awarded former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern an honorary professorship in peace studies at the Senator George Mitchell Instit(...)

Avectas cofounder and chief executive Dr Michael Maguire, with cofounder Dr Shirley O’Dea, chief scientific officer and business development director Dr Gillian Hendy. Photograph: Iain White/Fennells

Serial entrepreneur Seamus Mulligan has led a $10 million (€12 million) fundraising for an Irish business at the cutting edge of cell therapy. Avect(...)

Mary Lou McDonald: “There is nothing to apologise for and no retraction to be made.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald has refused to retract her comment that she believes no one within the senior ranks of the PSNI is capable o(...)

Investigative journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Confidential evidence from alleged sex abuse victims of a notorious priest are among sensitive files seized by detectives in Northern Ireland investig(...)

Journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey in foreground with their solicitors Niall Murphy and John Finucane arriving at Musgrave police station in Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The PSNI decision to extend the bail of journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey rather than end the case against them has been described as a “t(...)

Investigative journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The dispute between the Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman and Durham Constabulary over the events surrounding the arrests in August of two Belfast jou(...)

Journalists Barry McCaffrey and Trevor Birney were part of the production team behind the ‘No Stone Unturned’ documentary, which investigated the UVF massacre in Loughinisland, Co Down in 1994. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The positions taken by the Police Ombudsman of Northern Ireland Dr Michael Maguire and a senior British police chief constable about the background to(...)

Investigative journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey: were arrested in August in connection with alleged theft of a document. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Northern Ireland’s Police Ombudsman (OPONI) has again insisted his office did not make a complaint of theft to the PSNI in relation to a confidential (...)

Investigative journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey: were arrested in August in connection with alleged theft of a document. Photograph:  Liam McBurney/PA

Durham Constabulary’s chief constable has insisted Northern Ireland’s police ombudsman did report the theft of a confidential document that triggered (...)

Journalists Barry McCaffrey and Trevor Birney were part of the production team behind the ‘No Stone Unturned’ documentary, which investigated the UVF massacre in Loughinisland, Co Down in 1994. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has been urged to raise the issues surrounding the arrest of two investigative journalists in (...)

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