A counter protest by loyalists  at an anti-internment march in Belfast city centre, which passed off peacefully. Past conflict continues to feed present anger but could that alone restart conflict?  Photograph: Mark Marlow/PA

Fifty years after the Civil Rights Association was beaten off the streets northern nationalists are once again a “restless people”, SDLP leader Colum (...)

White rose petals are thrown into a pond at the Omagh memorial garden by those who attended the ceremony for victims of the car bomb on Market Street on the 15th August 1998.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Close to the 3.10 pm time of the Omagh bombing a bell was sounded 32 times on Wednesday in the Co Tyrone town. Thirty one of the tolls were for the 29(...)

Nuala O’Loan,the former  police ombudsman for Northern Ireland  Photograph: Irish Times

The North’s former police ombudsman Baroness Nuala O’Loan has stated her “firm” belief that the Omagh bombing could have been prevented. Ms O’Loan on(...)

The Police Service of Northern Ireland said there was no violence or arrests. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson/The Irish Times

There was a significant police presence in Belfast city centre on Saturday as several hundred republicans took part in the End Internment parade. How(...)

Family members of those shot dead and wounded on Bloody Sunday in June 2010, making  their way from the Bogside to the Guild Hall ahead of the publication of the Bloody Sunday inquiry report in Derry. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

A senior detective has said police in Northern Ireland are legally obliged to investigate Bloody Sunday. This comes after the former head of the Brit(...)

Criminal gangs have targeted machinery and livestock on Northern Ireland farms, according to the Ulster Farmers’ Union. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A rise in rural crime cost the Northern Ireland economy an estimated £2.6 million (€2.9 million) last year, latest figures show. A new rural crime re(...)

Nexus chief executive officer Cara Cash said:  “If more people are educated and talking about the fact that [rape] is never the victim’s fault, we are removing a barrier.” File photograph: Getty Images

The number of reported rape offences increased significantly in Northern Ireland over the last year, police have said. The tally rose by 8 per cent, o(...)

Gérard Hoarau (34) - an opponent of Seychelles president France-Albert René, whose regime was installed after a coup in 1977 - was shot dead in  London on November 29th, 1985.

A 77-year-old man arrested in Co Antrim on Thursday is being questioned by detectives in London in connection with the 1985 assassination of an exiled(...)

Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding were acquitted of the charges

A man accused of publicly identifying the complainant in the trial of rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding is to be charged with breaching he(...)

The PSNI has found no evidence that DUP councillor Luke Poots, son of former minister Edwin Poots (above), was harassed by a BBC journalist, Photograph: Kate Geraghty/Irish Times

The PSNI has found no evidence that a DUP councillor was harassed by a BBC journalist, it was confirmed on Tuesday. Luke Poots had claimed that BBC j(...)

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