Albert “Ginger” Baker, a British army soldier who had allegedly gone absent without leave to join the Ulster Defence Association, gave himself up to police in Wiltshire. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

MARK HENNESSY London Editor Eugene Heenan was better known as Paddy to his friends. On February 1st, 1973, he and 14 other men were travelling to wor(...)

Gen Sir Frank Kitson: It is claimed he was “reckless as to whether State agents would be involved in murder”. Photograph: Victor Patterson

One of the most senior British army officers ever to serve in Northern Ireland is to be personally sued over the death of a Catholic man in Belfast i(...)

Kincora Boys Home, in Belfast, was excluded from  a public investigation, announced last July, into whether paedophiles were sheltered in government, the national health service, police, the courts and the BBC. Photograph: Pacemaker

The Labour Party in Britain has said it will include the sexual abuse of boys in the Kincora home in Belfast in the 1970s in a UK-wide inquiry if it g(...)

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 (...)