Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has called on the British government to open its files on  the Shankill bombing. Photograph: AP

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has called on the British government to open its files on events such as the Shankill bombing(...)

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

Former constable Peadar Heffron lost a leg after  a booby trap bomb exploded under his car in January 2010. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Senior PSNI officers met former constable Peadar Heffron to apologise to him personally for a failure to pass on information about a dissident bomb a(...)

Constable Peadar Heffron suffered serious injuries when the undercar booby trap device was detonated near Randalstown in Co Antrim five years ago.

Four Police Service of Northern Ireland police intelligence officers should be disciplined for their failure to pass on information about a bomb attac(...)

 Oliver Bierhoff, one of the ball-pullers, was clearly and hilariously bored of the whole affair long before the end. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

The build-up was long – so long that keeping awake was a real achievement. On this couch it was a matter of pulling out all the stops. Coffee. Open wi(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers and  Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan  at Stormont House in Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The British and Irish governments have announced a new agreement has been reached to overcome the various crises over the past two years that have sta(...)

 Ireland manager Martin O’Neill  celebrates with two-goal hero Jon Walters.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Well, isn’t life just grand? You know, if Liveline had a poll today on replacing Amhrán na bhFiann with ‘Super Jonny Walters’, it might be the first 1(...)

Robbie Brady celebrates after scoring.

Well, that game raised many questions, like the one about our dodgy concentration levels after taking a hard-earned lead, but the greatest conundrum, (...)

The body of Martin Doherty, who was shot dead in The Widow Scallan’s public house, being removed from his home at Wellmount Road, Finglas, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Martin Doherty’s inquest, which took place 10 years after his death in 1994, heard the Dublin man was shot dead while trying to fend off a loyalist bo(...)

DUP Leader Peter Robinson  has ended his boycott of the Northern Executive which he called in the wake of the murder of Mr McGuigan. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

First Minister Peter Robinson has warned there are only weeks to “save Stormont” following the assessment by a British government-appointed panel that(...)