The PSNI is launching a “criminal inquiry” into the allegations by Mick Wallace that a Northern Ireland politician or party may have been in line to benefit by up to £7 million as a result of a major Nama sale.

The PSNI has confirmed that it is launching a “criminal inquiry” into the allegations by independent TD Mick Wallace that a Northern Ireland politicia(...)

Van Morrison: one of the 85 recipients from  Northern Ireland  who will be honoured by Queen Elizabeth. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

East Belfast-born Van Morrison is to be knighted for services to the music industry. The singer-songwriter was named in Queen Elizabeth’s birthday hon(...)

Jamie Bryson: contested a series of charges linked to widespread demonstrations over the decision to restrict the flying of the union flag at Belfast City Hall, claiming he was the victim of a political prosecution.

High-profile union flag protestor Jamie Bryson was convicted today of taking part in unlawful public processions. The 24 year old was also found guilt(...)

PSNI chief constable Matt Baggott: said the police approach had been measured and responsible in “very challenging times”

PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott is to appeal a Belfast High Court judgment which fo(...)

The PSNI has spent more than £15 million (€17.8 million) policing parades and protests since April of this year while 689 officers have been injured i(...)

Armoured vehicles gather around a burnt out car on the shore road after the police came under attack from loyalists throwing petrol bombs on the fourth night of unrest after an Orange Parade was blocked from marching past the Nationalist Ardoyne area in North Belfast. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

US vice president Joe Biden has told Northern Ireland’s first minister Peter Robinson and deputy first minister Martin McGuinness that he is deeply co(...)

A PSNI officer at the scene of a burnt out car and wheelie bins after distrurbances in Belfast  after police enforced a ban on an Orange Order. Photograph:  Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye.

No matter what decision the Parades Commission took there was going to be a riot in north Belfast on the Twelfth of July.. In recent years the commiss(...)

Assistant chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland Will Kerr pictured at Monday’s press conference. Photograph: Pacemaker

Belfast suffered a fourth night of violence last night with blast bomb attacks in the north and east of the city. Several hundred protesting loyalis(...)

 A loyalist bonfire on the outskirts of Belfast. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

After the Eleventh Night bonfires of last night and ahead of protests and a possible north Belfast standoff tonight, Northern Ireland is once again an(...)

The Orange Order parades along Drumcree road outside Portadown Co Armagh during the annual Orange Order parade to Drumcree Parish Church. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A request has been made for an extra 630 police officers to be deployed to Northern Ireland from Britain to help oversee planned parades this weekend,(...)