The British army has announced plans to create a new social media warfare unit. File photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

A new British army unit will use psychology and social media to help Britain “fight in the information age”.The 77th Brigade will begin operations in(...)

A coroner has expressed surprise at the failure to identify three soldiers who could hold crucial information about the killing of a labourer in North(...)

The report recommends police establish better links with young people. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Paramilitaries in Northern Ireland used their fearsome reputations to sexually exploit children, according to a report.Powerful individuals connected (...)

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers: said the Northern Ireland Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry was the “best-placed authority” to address the Kincora allegations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

GERRY MORIARTY First Minister Peter Robinson is to liaise with the head of the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry after Northern Secretary Theresa(...)

Two RAF Tornado jets assisted Kurdish troops in north-west Iraq who were under attack from IS militants. Photograph: Neil Bryden/EPA

British Royal Air Force warplanes struck Islamic State targets in Iraq today for the first time since the government approved military action against(...)

Composite photograph of the six Collins brothers who fought in the first World War: Stephen (died), Joseph Christopher (missing, injured), John (died), Michael (died), Paddy (died), William (survived).

I’ve never watched Saving Private Ryan. An aversion to violence, bloodshed and the sad inevitability of war films means I haven’t seen the epic 27-(...)

UUP leader Mike Nesbitt. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The DUP and Ulster Unionist Party have supported calls for Kincora Boys’ Home in east Belfast to be included in the investigation of how the British (...)

Britain’s Home Secretary Theresa May: announced an  inquiry yesterday following allegations of an establishment cover-up of a child paedophile ring operating at Westminster. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

British Home Office secretary Theresa May has been urged to include the Belfast Kincora Boys’ Home scandal in the investigation of how the British gov(...)

Paddy Joe Hill (Birmingham Six) and Gerry Conlan (Guildford Four) together  at the University of Limerick in March this year . File. Photograph: Sean Curtin

Fellow miscarriage of justice victim Paddy Joe Hill has blamed prison conditions for the early death of Gerry Conlon who died this morning. Mr Hill, w(...)

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson is expected to attend the Thales factory to announce that the Ministry of Defence in London has awarded a £48 million(€60 million) contract to Thales Belfast to design and manufacture a new missile system for the Royal Navy’s attack helicopters. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Senior British government and Stormont Executive figures are expected at an east Belfast missile development factory later this morning to announce a (...)