SDLP leader Colum Eastwood:  “The dissidents have to be made to understand that it is today’s Irish people, North and South, who stand in their way. In reality their fight is with us, not the British government.” Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Newly elected SDLP leader Colum Eastwood and a former senior Catholic PSNI officer have told The Irish Times they would talk to dissident republicans(...)

PSNI forensic officers inspect the damaged van following a suspected car bomb attack on a prison officer  in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

There are thin lines between life and death. Last week, a 52-year-old prison officer, a married father of three, was badly injured after a car bomb ex(...)

Will Kerr, PSNI assistant chief constable, has said  dissidents’ widening attack capabilities, ranging from car bombs to rocket-fired grenades, were “deeply concerning”. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Police are thwarting up to four planned dissident republican attacks for every one the extremists manage to pull off, a senior PSNI commander has warn(...)

Future extradition arrangements between the North and South could be a “bit clunky” and more costly were the United Kingdom to quit the European Union(...)

PSNI detectives from the Serious Crime Branch investigating the murder of Kevin McGuigan have arrested a 46-year-old man in Antrim on Thursday

PSNI detectives from the Serious Crime Branch investigating the murder of Kevin McGuigan have arrested a 46-year-old man in Antrim on Thursday. Detec(...)

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(...)