The shooting was condemned by the North’s Minister for Justice David Ford. Photograph: Mark Pearce/Pacemaker.

Dissident republican Tommy Crossan was shot dead in Belfast yesterday, police have confirmed, saying he was shot several times while he sat in (...)

The shooting was condemned by the North’s Minister for Justice David Ford. Photograph: Mark Pearce/Pacemaker.

A former leading member of the Continuity IRA, named locally last night as Tommy Crossan, was shot dead in a fuel depot(...)

PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott is retiring this autumn and the Policing Board has advertised for his successor for the next five years. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Northern Ireland’s next chief constable will receive a salary of almost £200,000 (€241,000) a year. Matt Baggott is retiring this autumn(...)

Maghaberry prison: children’s charity Barnardo’s Northern Ireland has described children with a parent in prison as the forgotten victims of crime. Photograph: Pacemaker Belfast

A total of 25,000 child visits were recorded by the Northern Ireland Prison Service during 2013, a figure that has emerged as a new scheme aims(...)

 Anna Lo MLA with party leader David Ford  at the Alliance Party conference in  Belfast. Photograph:  Aiden O’Reilly/Pacemaker

Alliance Assembly member Anna Lo used her party’s conference on Saturday to try to ge(...)

 Alliance Party  leader and Minister of  Justice   David Ford  addressing his party’s annual conference in Belfast. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Presseye

Northern Ireland must starting taking “big steps” to move away from sectarianism and (...)

Northern Ireland must stop “ducking” the big issues and start properly addressing matters such as sectarianism, flags, parades and the past, Alliance leader David Ford has told his party’s annual conference in Belfast today.

Northern Ireland must stop “ducking” the big issues and start properly addressing matters such as sectarianism, flags, parades and the past, Al(...)

Police confirmed the device found in the Great James Street facility yesterday afternoon was viable.

A second letter bomb has been discovered at a postal sorting office in Northern Ireland less than 24 hours after a similar device was fo(...)

John Downey: Emergency debate at Stormont  to discuss  fallout from court decision not to press ahead with action against Donegal man in connection with  1982 Hyde Park bombing. Picture: EPA/Facundo Arrizabalaga

The Northern Ireland Assembly has backed a DUP motion expressing outrage at secret British government deals with republican on-the-runs and calling(...)

UK government on the run

The release from jail of 400 loyalists and republicans on licence, many of them convicted killers, was always one of the most controversial and(...)

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