MI5

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PSNI Assistant Chief Constable Barbara Gray during a press conference at Knock Street in Belfast in relation to Operation Arbacia on Monday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A ninth person has been charged with terrorism offences in Northern Ireland as part of a police crackdown on the dissident republican group the New IR(...)

The PSNI Chief Constable has decided detectives from outside Northern Ireland should investigate the activities of a British agent in the IRA allegedl(...)

MI5 director general Andrew Parker, who warned on Thursday the level of terrorist plotting against Britain is at its highest in over three decades. Photograph: PA

The head of Britain’s security agency MI5 has warned that terrorist plotting against Britain is at its most intense for three decades and still growin(...)

Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness  and Minister for Education John O’Dowd. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

A Sinn Féin Minister in Northern Ireland has raised concerns about the relationship between the British security service MI5 and dissident republica(...)

British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers is said to show a “keen interest for necessity and proportionality” when authorising surveillance. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A British intelligence service watchdog has disclosed that Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has rejected some MI5 applications to carry out “intru(...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers. File photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has again rejected calls to include Kincora boys’ home in an inquiry into an alleged paedophile ring at Westminste(...)

Kincora Boys Home, in Belfast, was excluded from  a public investigation, announced last July, into whether paedophiles were sheltered in government, the national health service, police, the courts and the BBC. Photograph: Pacemaker

The Labour Party in Britain has said it will include the sexual abuse of boys in the Kincora home in Belfast in the 1970s in a UK-wide inquiry if it g(...)

No agency  – even GCHQ, which has a large estate – has nurseries in their offices. Photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

Life imitates the movies, sometimes. Actor Judi Dench took over as “M”, the fictional head of the British secret intelligence service in the James Bon(...)

Police and firefighters at the scene in the aftermath of the 1998 Omagh Bombing, which killed 29 people. File Photograph: PA Photo.

A range of intelligence material could have been drawn together before the Omagh bombing in a bid to stop the killers in their tracks, the High Court (...)

Gavin O’Reilly: under surveillance in 2011, his final full year in charge of Independent News & Media. Photograph: Eric Luke

How unfortunate Independent News & Media was never able to determine who placed its former chief executive Gavin O’Reilly under surveillance in 20(...)