Investigators said the PSNI officer had claimed to have readied his gun for firing, in accordance with his training for such scenarios, but stumbled as he approached the car causing the rifle to slide up the window and for the shot to be discharged into the door frame.

A police officer stumbled and accidentally fired his weapon after stopping a car believed to contain armed paramilitaries, a watchdog investigation ha(...)

Theresa Villiers: plans to apply to have a closed material procedure form part of her case against a challenge to her refusal to hold a public inquiry into bombings. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

ALAN ERWIN The British government is to seek to have some intelligence gathered on the Omagh bombing assessed in private, the Belfast High Court has (...)

The office of the North’s Police Ombudsman has confirmed that a file is to be sent to the Northern Ireland director of public prosecutions to determine if two former police officers should be charged for a number of crimes including conspiracy to murder

The office of the North’s Police Ombudsman has confirmed that a file is to be sent to the Northern Ireland director of public prosecutions to determin(...)

South Sydney Rabbitohs captain Greg Inglis could follow former team-mate Sam Burgess into rugby union. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Australian full-back Greg Inglis could be the next big rugby league defector.The newly-appointed captain of NRL champions South Sydney has two years l(...)

Police and firefighters at the scene in the aftermath of the 1998 Omagh Bombing, which killed 29 people. File Photograph: PA Photo.

A range of intelligence material could have been drawn together before the Omagh bombing in a bid to stop the killers in their tracks, the High Court (...)

Profector’s patent-protected electrospraying and electrospinning technology is aimed at research scientists in academic institutions, life sciences companies and government agencies

  Adapt Pharma, the latest venture of serial pharmaceuticals entrepreneur Séamus Mulligan, has invested in a high-tech medical devices bus(...)

    Mairia Cahill and two other victims of alleged sexual abuse by an IRA member have held a “constructive” and “positive” meeting with Sir Keir Starmer, QC. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Mairia Cahill and two other victims of alleged sexual abuse by an IRA member have held a “constructive” and “positive” meeting with Sir Keir Starmer, (...)

Arthur Rafferty, who was killed by the IRA in Belfast in 1974. Photograph: Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland

There is no evidence police colluded to protect an IRA gang responsible for the murder of a man 40 years ago, the Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman h(...)

The Northern Assembly’s justice committee arising from the Máiria Cahill (pictured) case has decided to hold an inquiry into how the North’s criminal justice system dealt with sexual abuse within the republican community. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

The Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, has written to Taoiseach Enda Kenny and DUP First Minister Peter Robinson calling for (...)

The aftermath of the  bombing in  Omagh, as  a new probe finds that police intelligence officers withheld  information from detectives investigating the incident. Photo: PA

RUC Special Branch officers withheld intelligence from detectives investigating the Omagh bombing in 1998, a report by the Police Ombudsman for Nor(...)