Comments by Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams in New York recently about holding an editor at gunpoint have come in for widespread criticism. Photograph: The Irish Times

Bodies representing newspapers and editors across the world have joined organisations such as the National Union of Journalists and the National Newsp(...)

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(...)

Jason Loughlin leaves Belfast Crown Court after being acquitted in February of the murder of Ulster Defence Association (UDA) chief Tommy English. Photograph: PA

The outcome of one failed and one non-instigated “supergrass” trial has raised a serious question for the North’s Director of Public Prosecutions, Bar(...)

Northern Ireland’s Director of Public Prosecutions Barra McGrory: has announced decisions on two high-profile cases. Photograph: Paul Faith

The North’s Director of Public Prosecutions Barra McGrory has announced decisions on two high-profile “supergrass” trials, one relating to notoriou(...)