Garda checkpoint in Fairview, Dublin following the introduction of Level 3 restrictions. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

High-visibility gardaí and targeted checkpoints are to be rolled out across Co Donegal to oversee adherence to the increased level of public health re(...)

The Stormont scrutiny committee was told that contingency plans needed to be ‘immediately developed and implemented’. Photograph: iStock

New facilities required to check goods arriving at Northern Ireland’s ports from Great Britain will not be ready in time for the end of the Brexit tra(...)

A file image of a Dublin Fire Brigade demonstration last year of the dangers of fireworks to fingers and hands.

A senior fire officer has warned against the increased use of fireworks and said they could cause “horrific injuries” particularly amongst children. (...)

Spit hoods, or anti-spit guards as they are called by the Garda, are wire and fabric devices which are forcibly placed over the heads of suspects to stop them purposely spitting or coughing on gardaí. File photograph: PA

At least 14 per cent of spit-hood deployments by gardaí since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic have involved people with obvious mental illnesses. (...)

Padraig O’Morain: Forced sex-trafficking is an evil trade

Compare and contrast. Within a fairly short drive of wherever you live you could probably find a woman to have sex with for money. She could be a woma(...)

A screengrab from a video which appears to show a young girl driving a lorry on a motorway in Co Tyrone.

A 49-year-old man has been arrested in Northern Ireland in connection with a video shared online which appeared to show a young girl driving a lorry o(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster says “A vehicle like this veering out of control into traffic is unthinkable.”. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

The North’s First Minister has condemned a second video which appears to show a child driving a lorry on a motorway in Northern Ireland. Last week a(...)

The operation was supported by the Garda and the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

Five men, including four from Northern Ireland, have been arrested by the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) on suspicion of attempting to import cocain(...)

 First Minister Arlene Foster (left) and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill during a media briefing at Parliament Buildings in Stormont,  Belfast on Thursday. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire.

Fresh restrictions to limit the spread of coronavirus are to be been imposed in Belfast and other parts of Co Antrim. The measures were announced fo(...)

 Health Minister Robin Swann: said he could not ‘find words to adequately describe the scale of this betrayal of trust, this scandal.’ Photograph:  Matt Mackey/PA Wire

A public inquiry is to be held into allegations of abuse of vulnerable patients by staff at a hospital near Antrim. The North’s health minister, Rob(...)

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