John Stevens and  Hugh Annesley: investigated leaking of intelligence documents and collusion between elements of the security forces and loyalist paramilitaries

The arrest of 28 Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) members on the instructions of the Stevens Inquiry provoked a furious protest by one of the force’s mo(...)

Robin Bell (left)  a UDR member was shot in an IRA ambush in 1972. The next day Catholic farmers, Michael Naan and Andrew Murray, were stabbed to death by members of the British army.

Early one Sunday morning in 1972, Robin Bell set off for the family farm a few miles up the road in Newtownbutler, Co Fermanagh with his father Sidney(...)

New year, old ways. While the politicians recover their voices, the Provos and the Loyalists and the British Army go right on blasting away – nine peo(...)

Loyalist theatre launch: Bobby Niblock (right) with William Mitchell

The difficulty getting former loyalist paramilitaries to express themselves through the arts was highlighted yesterday by a Northern Ireland playwrigh(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams. Members of the Ulster Defence Association, using its Ulster Freedom Fighters cover name, carried out a gun attack on a car containing Mr Adams and four other republicans as they were driving towards Belfast Magistrates Court in March 1984.

There is no evidence that the RUC was involved in a UDA gun attack that left Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams with serious wounds over 30 years ago, (...)

A wrecked car near the explosion in Talbot Street, Dublin, in May 1974, a bombing in which Robin “the Jackal” Jackson is believed to have been involved. Photograph: Keystone/Hulton|Archive

The Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman Dr Michael Maguire is investigating complaints from 24 families over how the RUC inquired into more than 70 loya(...)