The Unitarian Church’s annual act of commemoration, which is the only religious service of its kind in Ireland, begins at 12pm and is held over three hours during which the names of those who died in the Northern Ireland Troubles are read out. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

The names of the more than 3,500 people who died as a result of the conflict in Northern Ireland will be read out today at the annual Good Friday cere(...)

Stormont. The Northern Ireland Assembly has adopted a motion criticising the naming of a Newry park after hunger striker Raymond McCreesh. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA

The Northern Ireland Assembly has adopted a DUP motion criticising Newry and Mourne Council’s decision to name a Newry play park after IRA hunger stri(...)

The office of the North’s Police Ombudsman has confirmed that a file is to be sent to the Northern Ireland director of public prosecutions to determine if two former police officers should be charged for a number of crimes including conspiracy to murder

The office of the North’s Police Ombudsman has confirmed that a file is to be sent to the Northern Ireland director of public prosecutions to determin(...)

An Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) mural is seen on the Shankill Road in Belfast in 2005. File Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Reuters

A alleged former Ulster Volunteer Force commander facing 212 charges “can’t make head nor tail” of a huge body of redacted prosecution papers, a B(...)

A US jusge has ordered that the Boston College tapes be taken to the Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast and placed in secure storage there.

Sealed tapes of interviews given by a former loyalist prisoner to a university project will not now be held on American territory in Belfast.Senior ju(...)

A rioting crowd on Dublin’s O’Connell Street , which resulted in the cancellation of a Love Ulster March through Dublin in 2006. Photograph: Alan Betson

Loyalist William Frazer has said a Love Ulster march will take place in Dublin next month if the Government doesn’t release information relating to th(...)

Northern Ireland High Court has heard how confidentiality was crucial to the examination of a UVF murder in Belfast. The victim’s sister wants the full disclosure of information gathered on the case. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Confidentiality was fundamental to an examination of a UVF murder carried out on the streets of Belfast, the Northern Ireland High Court heard today.(...)

A man walks past graffiti relating to the Boston College tapes on the Falls Road, west Belfast last year. Photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA

A former loyalist prisoner has lost his legal bid to stop police investigating murder and robbery from obtaining interviews he gave to a US university(...)

A man walks past graffiti relating to the Boston College tapes on the Falls Road, west Belfast last year.  Photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA

A former loyalist prisoner has started a High Court bid to block prosecuting authorities from obtaining interviews he gave to a US university projec(...)

Loyalist protesters demonstrate against restrictions on flying the union flag from Belfast City Hall in central Belfast last January 2013. Photograph: Reuters

A DUP and Ulster Unionist Party pamphlet warning against limiting the days the British union flag should fly over Belfast City Hall had a “catalytic e(...)