Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan told Ministers there was a substantial and continuing threat from republican dissident groups in particular. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan warned the Cabinet yesterday that there remained a “substantial threat from terrorist activity”, according to th(...)

A Police Service of Northern Ireland handout photo of a poster appealing for information regarding the murder of Inga Maria Hauser, who was last seen alive 30 years ago, as she travelled by ferry from Scotland to Northern Ireland. Photograph: PA

Two men have been arrested by detectives in Northern Ireland investigating the murder of a German backpacker 30 years ago. The body of Munich teenage(...)

The PSNI said the allegation was reported to it last month.

The Catholic Diocese of Dromore has said it is cooperating fully with a PSNI investigation into an historical safeguarding allegation against a priest(...)

Ireland and Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding, who were acquitted of rape following a trial two months ago.  File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Nearly two months on from the end of the trial that saw Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding acquitted of raping a 19-year-old Belfast woman, it no longer (...)

Bomb survivor Wendy Doherty whose mother, Colette, died, with her son Tiler at the 44th anniversary ceremony of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings on Talbot St. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Hundreds of documents relating to the alleged collusion of RUC officers with a loyalist terror gang in the 1970s have been handed over to the Police O(...)

Jeffrey Donaldson, DUP MP for Lagan Valley, set up  Causeway in 2011 with  his brother, Kingsley, who looks after the day-to-day running of the company. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A leading human rights charity has alleged that companies owned by Invest Northern Ireland and Democratic Unionist Party MP Jeffrey Donaldson have tr(...)

The years 2016 and 2017 saw the lowest number of burglaries and related offences recorded – at 18,478 and 19,092 respectively – since the CSO assumed responsibility for crime data in 2003. File photograph: Frank Miller

Some prolific burglars had been arrested 50 or 60 times by the Garda but the sentences imposed by the courts were not deterring them, Assistant Commis(...)

 Police said that while a postmortem was yet to take place they were treating  the death as suspicious. File photograph: PA Wire

Police are treating the sudden death of a 27-year-old man in Derry as “suspicious”. The PSNI said the body of Thomas Doherty was discovered in his ro(...)

It was the Crown case that the shooting happened outside St Mary’s Catholic Church in Newtownbutler on February 11th, 2015. File photograph: Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker Press

A father and son have been jailed for a total of seven and a half years over a shooting incident at a Traveller wedding which led to a relative being (...)

Amnesty has gained traction among a number of Westminster backbenchers, who claim recent prosecutions of former British soldiers are tantamount to a “witch-hunt”. Photograph: Frank Miller

British prime minister Theresa May has said the system for investigating soldiers and police in Northern Ireland is “patently unfair”. She claimed so(...)

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