British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers is said to show a “keen interest for necessity and proportionality” when authorising surveillance. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A British intelligence service watchdog has disclosed that Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has rejected some MI5 applications to carry out “intru(...)

The Lurgan attack is the latest perpetrated by dissident republicans who have sought to destabilise the peace process in the North by targeting, and in some cases killing, members of the PSNI.

PSNI officers were lured into the vicinity of a no warning bomb that exploded by dissident republicans who were intent on murdering them, senior offic(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Prison officers with some police support regained control of the dissident wing of Maghaberry prison following a protest at the Co Antrim prison.

Prison officers with some police support regained control of the dissident wing of Maghaberry prison on Monday night following a protest at the Co An(...)

Prison officers carry the coffin of their colleague David Black to Molesworth Presbyterian Church in Cookstown,  Co Tyrone on November 6th 2012. A woman has been charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice in connection with his killing. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire.

A second person has been charged in connection with the murder of a prison officer in 2012.David Black (52), a father of two, was shot dead as he trav(...)

An appeal by a former republican life sentence prisoner to seek bail to challenge a decision by a former Northern Ireland secretary of state to revoke his licence has been rejected by a court in London. Photograph: Getty.

An appeal by a former republican life sentence prisoner to seek bail to challenge a decision by a former Northern Ireland secretary of state to revoke(...)

Chief Superintendent Harry Breen

Harry Breen Chief Supt Henry Alexander “Harry” Breen, from Banbridge, Co Down, was the divisional commander for “H” Division of the RUC. This inc(...)

Crowds attend the funeral of  Sunday World journalist Martin O’Hagan in 2001. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The North’s Public Prosecution Service (PPS) has announced it is no longer in a position to ask a court to review the sentence given to a loyalist sup(...)

Police superintendent says actions of officers prevented the possibility of loss of life or serious injury. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A suspect device has been found in the Crumlin Road area of Belfast. The PSNI said the object is currently being investigated and it is (...)