Caitríona Ruane has called for a fresh recruitment process to select the next deputy chief constable  of the PSNI.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin Policing Board member Caitríona Ruane has withdrawn from the panel to recruit a new PSNI deputy chief constable.Calling for a fresh recruit(...)

Baroness Nuala O’Loan told the Kennedy Summer Schol that the current political impasse in Northern Ireland over issues including welfare reform, parades, the past, and flags suggested it was ‘time for the British and Irish governments to begin to play their part’ in Northern Irish politics again.

Former police ombudsman for Northern Ireland Baroness Nuala O’Loan has called for a new and independent commission to investigate conflict deaths dur(...)

Once the fiery denouncer of any constitutional accommodation within Northern Ireland, the Rev Ian Paisley became one of the “chuckle brothers”, sharin(...)

File photograph shows then Northern Ireland’s First Minister Ian Paisley  in  2008. Photograph: David Moir/Files/Reuters

Dr Ian Paisley was probably the most fiery, uncompromising and bellicose Ulster politician throughout the North’s Troubles.But late in life, one of th(...)

PSNI chief constable George Hamilton who said the status quo in Northern Ireland is simply not an option. Photograph: Reuters

The British and Irish governments should become involved if Northern Ireland politicians fail to deal with the past, the PSNI chief constable George H(...)

Nathan Hastings, who has been sentenced to 10 years after he was caught with guns and ammunition last year. Photograph: Margaret McLaughlin

Nathan Hastings took his punishment deadpan. Standing in the dock in Laganside Court in central Belfast, he was pretty expressionless when Judge Pier(...)

Engagement between police and the loyal orders as well as political leaders resulted in the most peaceful marching season in years, according to PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

PSNI chief constable George Hamilton has said the 2014 marching season was the most peaceful in recent years but expressed concern over the costs of p(...)

A man has been arrested in southern England by police investigating three sectarian loyalist murders in Northern Ireland.

A man has been arrested in southern England by police investigating three sectarian loyalist murders in Northern Ireland. The suspect (57) was detaine(...)

The PSNI is investigating the cause of a fire at a bungalow in Carryduff overnight.

A 91-year-old man has died in a house fire in Co Down. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service received a call shortly before 1am this morning af(...)

A woman in her 50s has died after a two-car collision in Co Antrim last night, the PSNI has said.

A woman in her 50s has died after a two-car collision in Co Antrim last night.The collision took place near the Marine Highway in Carrickfergus .Chief(...)