Constable Glen Mackin appealed for public assistance in tracing who shot the birds and pointed out that peregrine falcons are a protected species under the Wildlife (NI) Order.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has deplored the shooting dead of two peregrine falcons in Co Armagh and expressed general concer(...)

British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers is said to show a “keen interest for necessity and proportionality” when authorising surveillance. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A British intelligence service watchdog has disclosed that Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has rejected some MI5 applications to carry out “intru(...)

Police in Northern Ireland are investigating an attempted hijacking by two men in Co Down last night. Photograph: AFP

Members of the public helped a motorist during an attempted hijacking in Co Down overnight. The man was flagged down by two men in Banbridge at about (...)

Alan Drennan, from Newtownabbey, near Belfast, who died in Ibiza. His family wants an investigation into claims Mr Brennan was beaten by Spanish police.

The father of a mechanic who died in Ibiza has said he wants answers amid allegations his son was beaten by Spanish police hours earlier. Friends of 2(...)

Police stand at the entrance of the Marie Stopes clinic in October 2012 as anti-abortion protestors hold up placards outside the first private clinic to offer abortions to women in Belfast. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty

A 45-year-old woman is being questioned by police after she was arrested yesterday close to the Marie Stopes clinic, in Belfast, which has been the(...)

Sinn Féin’s Daithí McKay: “Nama have a responsibility to come before the committee to answer questions and it is disappointing that Michael Noonan has so far not responded”

The Sinn Féin chairman of the Stormont finance committee Daithí McKay has criticised the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan over Nama’s refusal to(...)

The funeral procession of veteran Derry Republican Peggy O’Hara in Derry on Saturday. Mrs O’Hara’s son Patsy O’Hara died in the 1981 hunger strike protest.  Photograph: Margaret McLaughlin

A police investigation is under way in Derry into the large-scale paramilitary trappings at the funeral of Peggy O’Hara, a well known republican and m(...)

The Lurgan attack is the latest perpetrated by dissident republicans who have sought to destabilise the peace process in the North by targeting, and in some cases killing, members of the PSNI.

PSNI officers were lured into the vicinity of a no warning bomb that exploded by dissident republicans who were intent on murdering them, senior offic(...)

Petrol bombs and bricks were thrown at police during the operation.

Police are hunting “would-be murderers” after a bomb exploded during an overnight security alert. Officers were alerted to a device in Lurgan, (...)

The constable said that at about 8.30pm on Tuesday evening last, July 14th, police were present at the loyalist camp at Twaddell Avenue when a silver Alfa Romeo drove up the Crumlin Road. As the car passed,  the passenger, who Finatan Jude Geraghty has admitted was him, hung a “large Irish tricolour” out the window. File photograph: Ed Pritchard/Photographer’s Choice/Getty

A 37-year-old Lisburn man accused of driving past a group of loyalists at an interface, waving a tricolour and shouting “Up The Ra” has been released (...)