Journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey pictured with David Davis MP outside Belfast High Court on Tuesday, ahead of their case challenging the seizure of material relating to their investigations into the 1994 Loughinisland massacre. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Raids on the homes and offices of two Belfast journalists were an “outrage” more akin to a police state than a liberal democracy, the high court in Be(...)

Former greater Manchester police deputy chief constable John Stalker:  led an inquiry into an alleged shoot-to-kill policy in Northern Ireland. Photograph: PA

John Stalker, who was known for his work on the Moors murders and the Troubles in Northern Ireland, has died aged 79, his family has announced. Stalk(...)

Former senior loyalist paramilitary turned so-called supergrass Gary Haggarty has pleaded guilty to 202 terror offences. Photograph: Pacemaker

Police in Northern Ireland failed to prevent two loyalist murders despite receiving advance warning of the plots from a paramilitary commander turned (...)

File photo dated January 5th, 1976 of the bullet riddled minibus where 10  Protestant textile workers were shot shot dead in an IRA attack near the Co Armagh village of Kingsmill in 1976. Photograph: PA

The Garda has been accused of “effectively ignoring” requests to co-operate with a new inquest into the murders of 10 Protestant workmen gunned down i(...)