PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton (right): Speaking to Detail Data, he said £50m was being invested in a new paramilitary taskforce that aimed to tackle the intimidation issue. Photograph: : Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Thousands of people living in Northern Ireland have been forced from their homes over the past five years, but just 32 criminal convictions for housin(...)

Lord Alderdice, of the International Monitoring Commission, has raised concerns over the level of continued paramilitary activity in Northern Ireland. Photograph:  AP Photo/Peter Morrison

Nearly 1,300 incidents of paramilitaries forcing people from their homes have been reported in Northern Ireland in the past three years. The number of(...)

DUP blocks inquiry

In some ways it’s reassuring to see the Northern Ireland Assembly tearing strips off ministers about housing maintenance contracts. It’s what we call (...)

 Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers: has ruled out the British government getting directly involved in the controversy

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has ruled out the British government getting directly involved in the controversy over allegations that the DUP Mi(...)