First Minister Peter Robinson who  indicated he was prepared to resign unless there was a judicial review  into the  John Downey case. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

One issue dominated public debate in the North yesterday – the increasingly toxic fallout from the collapse of the case against John Downey for(...)

John Downey: successfully challenged his prosecution.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland has accepted the blame for telling a Donegal man in 2007 that he was not wanted (...)

Dead horses lie covered adjacent to wrecked cars at the scene of an IRA car bombing when the Household Cavalry was passing, in Hyde Park, London, in 1982. Photograph: PA

John Downey had no more reasons for concern than any other airline passenger as he was on his way to catch a connecting flight to Greece at Gat(...)

The Hyde Park explosion in July 1982 killed four British soldiers, injured other members of the Royal Household Cavalry and killed seven horses as they travelled from their barracks to Buckingham Palace. Photograph: PA Wire

The prosecution of Hyde Park bombing suspect John Downey has collapsed after a “reckless” error led to him being given a false assurance that h(...)

Detectives investigating the murder of a dissident republican who was killed by paramilitary associates have made a fresh appeal for help in ca(...)

Belfast’s High Court. The court refused to grant Brendan Conway an injunction against the Sunday World. Mr Justice Gillen said: “It is in the public interest that investigative journalism should not be impeded where it is publishing legitimate information concerning serious criminal activity.”

A convicted robber failed yesterday in a legal attempt in Northern Ireland to have a newspaper banned from reporting his alleged links to murd(...)

Rare image: 15-year-old Kevin Barry playing for his school, Belvedere College, in the 1917 Leinster Schools Rugby Cup

A newly discovered photograph of Kevin Barry, published today for the first time, shows the 15-year-old schoolboy playing rugby at Lansdowne Ro(...)

The Army Careers office in Canterbury, Kent, one of the armed forces recruitment offices where suspected explosive devices were sent. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.

A group calling itself the IRA has claimed responsibility for suspect packages sent to armed forces recruitment centres in England last week. (...)

The Army Careers office in Canterbury, Kent, one of the armed forces recruitment offices where  explosive devices were found. Photograph: PA

Dissident republicans were last night linked by the British government to seven “crude but viable” letter bombs sent to British army recruiting off(...)

Geraldine Finucane (centre), wife of late Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane,  and her two sons Michael (right), and John Finucane (left), holding a press conference in Westminster  after hearing the report by Sir Desmond de Silva QC into her husband’s murder  in 1989. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Amnesty has described the British government’s refusal to hold an independent inquiry into the murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane 25 year(...)

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