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(...)

Police and army bomb disposal experts at Shandon Park Golf Club in east Belfast to examine a suspect device under a car in the car park. File Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

An “Arthur Daly” type used-car dealer who supplied a vehicle for a dissident operation to place a bomb under a PSNI officer’s car in Belfast has been (...)

Some 68 of the new cases reported were in Dublin. File photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

A further 138 confirmed cases of Covid-19 were reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team on Sunday evening. This brings the total number o(...)

File photograph of an entrance to Craigavon Area Hospital in Co Armagh, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Two patients who were being treated in a hospital ward in Co Armagh that is at the centre of a coronavirus cluster have died in the last 48 hours. T(...)

Acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn said: ‘This virus relies on human contact. The virus has not changed and neither have the basic measures that keep us all protected. It is these basic measures that are most important to keep Covid-19 under control.’  File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A further 95 Covid-19 cases have been reported in the State, and no further deaths, the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has said. There(...)

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer during prime minister’s questions in the House of Commons, London, UK. Photograph: UK parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

Keir Starmer had only asked his first question at prime minister’s questions – about last month’s fiasco over exam grades – when Boris Johnson picked (...)

The PSNI said there were ‘really, really difficult issues for us to resolve’. File photograph: The Irish Times

The North’s police service does not have the financial resources or the personnel to investigate all outstanding Troubles-related cases, the chief con(...)

The PSNI is investigating a ’paramilitary-style’ beating and shooting in Bushmills, Co Antrim

The PSNI has appealed for public assistance over those responsible for a “paramilitary-style” beating and shooting in Bushmills on Tuesday night. The(...)

It is not clear whether the notices were issued to pubs, bars or restaurants. Photograph: iStock

Nine licensed premises in Northern Ireland have been issued with prohibition notices for breaching coronavirus regulations. The notices have all been(...)

Care NI is calling on the Executive to provide funding for CCTV, fencing and lighting for places of worship. Photograph: Getty

More than 600 incidents of criminal damage have been recorded at places of worship in the North in the past five years, according to a Christian chari(...)

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