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Less than a third of current PSNI officers are from a Catholic background. Photograph: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker

As the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Belfast Agreement approaches, one of the first thing Police Service of Northern Ireland recruits are sti(...)

PSNI constable Ronan Kerr’s hat rests on his coffin at his funeral in 2011 after he was targeted and killed by dissidents. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Sinn Féin and the SDLP have called for a return of 50:50 Catholic/Protestant PSNI recruitment after the latest figures indicate a nationalist resistan(...)

A mine worker operates an underground diamond drill rig inside the Curraghinalt gold project near Omagh. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg via Getty

An Australian exploration company has become the latest listed prospector to join the rush to find precious metals and diamonds in Northern Ireland. (...)

Bombmalta

In the two years before the assassination of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia last month, there were five car bombs on the island of Ma(...)

The interior of O’Toole’s bar in Loughinisland, Co Down the morning after the UVF shot dead 6 people on  June 18th, 1994,

Bereaved families of the 1994 Loughinisland massacre victims want “arrests, prosecutions and accountability” to flow from allegations emerging in a ne(...)

Mick Grimes: rejected bitterness following the Omagh bombing in 1998.

Mick Grimes from Beragh, Co Tyrone, who has died at the age of 90, lost three generations of his family in the Omagh bombing of August 15th, 1998; his(...)

Séamus McDermott: “I believe the ability to get along well with people comes more naturally to Irish people and is an advantage in this industry.”

There is a brand-new Ford Fiesta on the market and the man responsible for getting it there is Tyrone-born Séamus McDermott. Sales of the Fiesta exce(...)

During sentencing at Belfast Crown Court, Judge Geoffrey Miller  said the device had the potential to cause “severe physical injury or death”. Photograph: Google Street View

Two Co Meath men who planted a bomb in the car park of a hotel in Derry ahead of a PSNI recruitment event were given a ten-year sentence on Thursday.(...)

In fear of assassination: Sean O’Callaghan in London in 2013. Photograph: Andrew Testa/New York Times

Sean O’Callaghan Born: October 10th, 1954 Died: August 23rd, 2017 Sean O’Callaghan lived in fear that his former IRA colleagues or dissident republic(...)

Ex-IRA member and Garda informant Sean O’Callaghan being escorted from the High Court in 1998. Photograph: Charlie Collins

IRA informer turned author Seán O’Callaghan has died aged 63. It is understood the convicted republican killer died while swimming in a pool in Jamaic(...)

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