The family of Séamus Ludlow. From left: nephew Eoin Larkin, nephew Michael Donelan, nephew Thomas Fox, nephew Brendan Ludlow and solicitor Gavin Booth, Phoenix Law. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has given commitments to re-examine the case of a man shot dead more than 40 years ago in a suspected loyalist paramili(...)

Billy Hutchinson  told the conference the PUP believed “a deal will be done” on Brexit. Photograph: Twitter/@OfficialPUP

An all-embracing unionist forum is urgently needed in response to calls for a Border poll on Irish unity, delegates at the Progressive Unionist Party’(...)

A loyalist mural on the Newtownards Road in Belfast, as leaders of the UDA confirmed it had decommissioned all weapons under its control

Twenty-five years on, Gary McMichael, who led the Ulster Democratic Party when loyalist paramilitaries declared a ceasefire, believes that a generatio(...)

Celebrating the 1994 IRA ceasefire in Belfast. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

The Provisional IRA called its ceasefire 25 years ago on this date (August 31st, 1994). There might be a memory that after more than 3,000 deaths, of (...)

Former US president Bill Clinton called on Northern politicians to follow the example of their predecessors and make compromises to allow the power-sharing institutions to be restored. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The British and Irish governments have been urged to devote greater energy to resolving the impasse in Northern Ireland by former taoiseach Bertie Ahe(...)

(left to right) Reverend Harold Good, Jim Wilson, Archbishop Alan Harper, Jackie McDonald, Reverend Norman Hamilton and Dr William Mitchell at Linenhall Library, Belfast on Monday, where a Loyalist Declaration of Transformation was announced. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The father of a man murdered by the UVF has dismissed a statement from loyalist paramilitaries rejecting criminality as “nonsense”. Victims campaigne(...)

 Theresa May in a unionist band: The DUP has seen itself  mocked in  tweets, news websites and cartoons

Arlene Foster must be feeling rather like Liberace. Remember when he was derided for his camp flamboyance and his ersatz piano renditions of the class(...)

Sinn Fein’s Michelle O’Neill and Ulster Unionist Leader Robin Swann debating on Monday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The row over loyalist paramilitary support for unionist candidates prompted a number of clashes when senior politicians from the five main parties eng(...)

Alliance leader Naomi Long and DUP Deputy leader Nigel Dodds at UTV Studios on Monday for the Westminster Election Debate. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A group which has the support of three loyalist paramilitary organisations has urged unionists not to vote for Alliance candidates in Thursday’s Westm(...)

 Kevin Ludlow left (brother of Séamus Ludlow) with his nephew  Jimmy Sharkey. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The handling of the investigation into the murder of Co Louth man Séamus Ludlow 40 years ago suggests a “scandal” extending to the “highest levels” o(...)

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