The PSNI Chief Constable has decided detectives from outside Northern Ireland should investigate the activities of a British agent in the IRA allegedl(...)

Evangelical preacher Pastor James McConnell (centre) arriving at Belfast Magistrates Court,  where he was acquitted of making grossly offensive remarks  about Islam.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Regardless of whether he was acquitted or convicted, Pastor James McConnell was going to emerge from the Belfast Laganside court yesterday a satisfied(...)

Up to 50 murders allegedly linked to a British spy working inside the IRA, known as Stakeknife, include other state agents who had ‘outlived their usefulness’, the High Court in Belfast has heard.

State agents who had “outlived their usefulness” were among up to 50 people allegedly murdered by a British spy working inside the IRA known as Stakek(...)

Irish Government must hold “the British government to account” over allegations UDA intelligence officer Brian Nelson was allegedly urged by his British intelligence handlers to get the UDA to launch a bombing campaign in the Republic in the late 1980s, says Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly

Sinn Féin has stated that reports of how British agent Brian Nelson allegedly set up republicans and nationalists for murder and targeting demonstr(...)

Freddie Scappaticci: fled Northern Ireland for Britain in 2003, where he is today said to be still living. Photograph: Pacemaker

Claims that a senior British army agent in Northern Ireland was linked to 40 murders while he was head of the IRA’s punishment unit are to be invest(...)

 Joan Burton with Maíria Cahill who is contesting the Seanad byelection for the Labour Party. Ms Cahill is a vocal critic of Sinn Féin. File photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has selected Mayo GP Dr Keith Swanick as its candidate in the upcoming Seanad byelection. Sinn Féin has also agreed to nominate a candidat(...)

Abuse survivor Maíria Cahill: “If I am elected, one of the issues I will highlight is abuse in general, including the area of domestic violence.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Maíria Cahill is on course to be elected as a Labour member of the Seanad in a byelection next month. The nomination of the Belfast woman by the Labo(...)

Mairia Cahill is to contest the Seanad by-election following the resignation of Donegal senator Jimmy Harte.

Labour leader Joan Burton has proposed victims campaigner Mairia Cahill to contest the Seanad by-election following the resignation of Donegal sena(...)

Maíria Cahill arriving for talks with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Government Buildings last year, Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Maíria Cahill is calling for Dublin to appoint a legal expert to investigate the alleged cover up of the sexual abuse of children. Ms Cahill was spea(...)

Northern Ireland’s Director of Public Prosecutions Barra McGrory:   accepts the criticisms in report by Sir Keir Starmer

Barra McGrory rejects suggestions that public has lost confidence in North’s Public Prosecution Service