Police officers  attempt to contain disturbances along the controversial Ardoyne flashpoint area on July 13th, 2015 in Belfast. Photograph:   Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

I was in Belfast last month for the Twelfth “festivities”. It was awful. Those “festivities” were held on a Monday, as the Twelfth this year fell on a(...)

John Finucane, son of Pat Finucane speaking with media outside Belfast’s High Court. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The Finucane family has pledged to continue campaigning for a public inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane, despite failing in a judicial review (...)

James (Jim) Cullen, Friends of Sinn Féin chairman and president. Photograph: Simon Carswell

James Cullen first became interested in Northern Ireland and the Troubles when he visited in 1969 during a leave of absence from the US army while (...)

Mr Justice  Peter Smithwick arriving at the Tribunal. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

20 March 1989: RUC chief supt Harry Breen and supt Bob Buchanan are shot dead in an IRA ambush near Jonesborough, south Armagh. The officers were retu(...)

Northern Ireland’s Attorney General John Larkin has said there should be an end to prosecutions for Troubles-related killings.

Northern Ireland’s Attorney General has been widely criticised after he proposed an end to all prosecutions, public inquiries and inquests into Troub(...)

The scene of the RUC men’s murder by the IRA in 1989. Photograph: Pacemaker

The PSNI has been sharply criticised by lawyers for the Garda commissioner for offering the Smithwick tribunal evidence of Garda / IRA collusion which(...)