Thomas “Slab” Murphy, who was once the head of the IRA’s so-called army council, will be sentenced later at the Special Criminal Court following his conviction in December on nine charges of tax evasion. Photograph: Collins Courts.

The sentencing of prominent republican Thomas “Slab” Murphy for tax evasion has been adjourned until Friday, February 26th – the day of the general el(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald at a press conference at the Department of Justice on Wednesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

She probably doesn’t realise it but every time Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald goes in front of the media and insists the Garda is not short o(...)

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has called on the British government to open its files on  the Shankill bombing. Photograph: AP

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has called on the British government to open its files on events such as the Shankill bombing(...)

The PSNI Chief Constable has decided detectives from outside Northern Ireland should investigate the activities of a British agent in the IRA allegedl(...)

State agents appear to have played a part in the bombing of Frizzell’s fish shop on the Shankill Road in 1993 in which nine people died. Photograph: Pacemaker.

The question arising from this week’s allegations in the Irish News of the extent of British security service involvement in IRA killings is: What was(...)

Four men have been arrested in Co Louth in connection with the theft of a caravan from Co Armagh. The men, who are in aged in their late-teens to mid(...)

PSNI superintendent David Moore said the violence was “nothing short of disgusting”. Photograph: Trevor McBride

Republican dissidents are set to launch attacks on Police Service of Northern Ireland officers to mark the Easter 1916 centenary commemorations, the N(...)

Loyalist paramilitary leader Johnny Adair was one of the targets of the 1993 IRA bomb in Belfast. Photoghraph: Cathal McNaughton/Getty Images

Allegations that the IRA’s 1993 Shankill bombing was planned by an RUC informant and could have been prevented are to be examined by the NI Police Om(...)

The scene following the shooting of   Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe near Dundalk, Co Louth. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Gardaí have issued a fresh appeal for information on the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe, who was shot dead outside a Co Louth post office in(...)

John Wright denies a single charge of careless driving by causing grievous bodily injury to Gary Smyth at Meadowlands in Downpatrick

A PSNI officer has gone on trial for allegedly driving over a pedestrian and fracturing his leg while attending the scene of an arson attack in Co Dow(...)