Durham Constabulary’s chief constable Mike Barton and Police Service of Northern Ireland chief constable George Hamilton  at a public meeting of the Policing Board in Belfast. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

A meeting of the Northern Ireland policing board has further exposed sharp differences between PSNI chief constable George Hamilton and the North’s po(...)

Investigative journalists Barry McCaffrey (left) and Trevor Birney  outside Belfast High Court where a judge has order the police to return documents seized from them by police. Photograph: PA

Northern Ireland’s top judge has delivered a stinging rebuke to the Police Service of Northern Ireland for raiding the homes and offices of two journa(...)

Journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey leave the royal courts of justice in Belfast on Friday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A man who lost his uncle and his great uncle in the 1994 Loughinisland massacre has vowed the families will “battle on” to get justice for the bereave(...)

Journalists Barry McCaffrey and Trevor Birney leave Musgrave police station in Belfast after questioning.  Photograph:  Rebecca Black/ PA Wire

Two Belfast-based journalists arrested over the alleged theft of a document from the office of the North’s Police Ombudsman have complained that polic(...)

Investigative journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Confidential evidence from alleged sex abuse victims of a notorious priest are among sensitive files seized by detectives in Northern Ireland investig(...)

Investigative journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire.s

A Belfast High Court judge has described as extraordinary a suggestion that he should step aside from the early stages of a legal challenge to the val(...)

Journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey in foreground with their solicitors Niall Murphy and John Finucane arriving at Musgrave police station in Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The PSNI decision to extend the bail of journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey rather than end the case against them has been described as a “t(...)

Investigative journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The dispute between the Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman and Durham Constabulary over the events surrounding the arrests in August of two Belfast jou(...)

Journalists Barry McCaffrey and Trevor Birney were part of the production team behind the ‘No Stone Unturned’ documentary, which investigated the UVF massacre in Loughinisland, Co Down in 1994. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The positions taken by the Police Ombudsman of Northern Ireland Dr Michael Maguire and a senior British police chief constable about the background to(...)

Investigative journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey: were arrested in August in connection with alleged theft of a document. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Northern Ireland’s Police Ombudsman (OPONI) has again insisted his office did not make a complaint of theft to the PSNI in relation to a confidential (...)

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