Widow Joanne McGibbon (centre) with her daughters Michaela and Seana and Fr Gary Donegan (extreme right) joins members of the public at a vigil in the grounds of Holy Cross Church, Ardoyne, in memory of  taxi driver and father-of-four Michael McGibbon, who was shot dead in North Belfast at the weekend. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

At Holy Cross Church in north Belfast last week, Joanne McGibbon said the local Ardoyne community was stronger than those who just days earlier had mu(...)

A man strolls past a mural depicting a paramilitary fighter in the Shankill Road in Belfast. File photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Newly compiled figures reveal the scale of ongoing paramilitary activity in Northern Ireland, with 1,100 bombings and shootings over the last decade, (...)

In a statement last week Seán Quinn said he had ‘always criticised the intimidation’ of staff involved in his former companies. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

A pig’s head has been left outside the home of a senior member of Quinn Industrial Holdings Limited in Fermanagh in the latest development in an appa(...)

Gardaí from across the country, who are attending the Garda Representative Association’s annual conference in Killarney, have called on the Government to ‘give us back our pay’ and threatened to take militant action in order to realise their goal. Photograph: Don MacMonagle.

Gardaí from across the country have called on the Government to “give us back our pay” and threatened to take militant action in order to realise thei(...)

Julia Holmes (63) and Thomas Ruttle (56): an inquest into their deaths recorded a  verdict of suicide in an asphyxia-type death associated with carbon monoxide poisoning. Photograph: Alan Betson

Details of the disturbing scene that greeted gardaí after they were alerted to the discovery of two badly decomposed bodies in a Co Limerick farmhous(...)

Josaphine Feehily (left) chairperson of the Policing Authority with John Twomey, deputy commissioner, and Nóirín O’Sullivan, Garda Commissioner, at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham for their meeting on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

It may have had the air of a first day of school about it, but the good people of the Policing Authority were never going to demand lunch money from G(...)

 Carrie Twomey and her husband Anthony McIntyre. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The British government has lodged a subpoena with Boston College seeking access to taped interviews given by former IRA prisoner Dr Anthony McIntyre, (...)

The McKirenan family are seeking access to a police investigation into claims a senior British agent was involved in Anthony McKiernan’s killing.

The family of an IRA man executed for being an alleged informer has launched a legal bid for access to a police investigation into claims a senior Bri(...)

Loyalist protesters react as republicans march through Belfast city centre  on April 24th, 2016, to  commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The violence-free outcome on Sunday of republican parades in Belfast to mark the 1916 Rising, and loyalist counter-protests afterwards, is to be prais(...)

Family and friends attend the funeral of Michael McGibbon at  the Holy Cross church in Belfast today. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

No one has the right to act as “judge, jury and executioner” in a civilised society, mourners were told on Thursday at the north Belfast funeral of Mi(...)