Forensics examining the scene outside a petrol station in Co Down where a murder investigation has begun. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The victim of the shooting in Co Down on Monday night has been named formally as 54-year-old Malcolm McKeown, a well-known career criminal with loyali(...)

Both leaders spoke by phone in the waeke of the incident. Photographs: Liam McBurney/PA Wire and Peter Nicholls/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Boris Johnson were among those to condemn the suspected dissident bomb attack at Wattle Bridge close(...)

Nine-year-old Patrick Rooney was  the first child to be killed in the Troubles in Belfast in 1969. Pictured are his  brother Con Rooney and mother Alice  at there home in Belfast. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker.

Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the opening days of the Troubles. Here Susan McKay starts a week-long series of articles where she looks backs(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster speaks to the media last month. File photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

The DUP and Sinn Féin have condemned sectarian and offensive slogans seen on an anti-internment bonfire in Newry on Thursday night. Images of the bo(...)

Lyra McKee's investigation into children who went missing during the Troubles – was due to have been published in 2020. Photograph: Jess Lowe/EPA

Lyra McKee was murdered by the New IRA in Derry in April 2019. A 29-year-old writer and journalist, she was watching a riot in the city’s Creggan es(...)

File image of Queen Elizabeth II. File photograph: Simon Dawson/PA Wire

The DUP has urged Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith to reinstate a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II at Stormont House. It emerged last month that(...)

Boris Johnson declined to talk to the press. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Boris Johnson’s visit to Stormont as prime minister was an opportunity for all of Northern Ireland’s main political parties to get the measure of him,(...)

Britain’s Northern Ireland secretary Julian Smith (left) and Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson arrive at Stormont House, Belfast for talks on Wednesday. Photograph: AFP/Getty

British prime minister Boris Johnson has told the Northern Ireland parties that he was determined to have Stormont reinstated. He also said, on his f(...)

Northern Ireland’s new Secretary of State Julian Smith in Derry for his first visit to the region since his appointment. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the British and Irish governments and the North’s five main political parties were “very close” to striking deal to restor(...)

Sinn Féin’s Conor Murphy: “Boris Johnson’s party abandoned the rigorous impartiality demanded by the Good Friday agreement in order to enter into a self-serving pact with the DUP.” Photograph: Getty Images

Newly appointed Northern Secretary Julian Smith will visit Belfast on Friday to hold his first meetings in his new post with Tánaiste Simon Coveney an(...)

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