Northern Ireland

Irish sex offenders found assaulted, tied to bench and covered in paint

James White and Jason Lydiard (also known as Alexis Guesto) were wanted in Northern Ireland for a range of offences, including breach of licence and warrants. 

Police appealed to the public for any sightings of a blue Peugeot they believed belonged to the pair.

On Thursday afternoon local time, police found and seized the car in Mullaghbawn with all four tyres slashed. 

According to police, both men were located nearby following reports of an assault in the area. 

Fifa fines England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland over poppies

England and Scotland players wore armbands featuring the symbol when they met at Wembley on 11 November.

Wales and Northern Ireland's respective games featured displays on the pitch or in the stands to mark the event.

England's Football Association will appeal against the fine of 45,000 Swiss francs (£35,311), with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland yet to decide.

Scotland and Wales were both fined 20,000 Sfr (£15,694), and Northern Ireland 15,000 Sfr (£11,770).

Northern Ireland, Peter Robinson, Kevin McGuigan, IRA

Robinson said Thursday that all but one of his party's ministers will step down immediately, gravely weakening the coalition government that is a cornerstone of the 1998 peace agreement.

The crisis has intensified with police suggestions that Irish Republic Army dissidents were involved in last month's killing of former IRA member Kevin McGuigan.