Journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey in foreground with their solicitors Niall Murphy and John Finucane arriving at Musgrave police station in Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The PSNI decision to extend the bail of journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey rather than end the case against them has been described as a “t(...)

The interior of  the Heights  bar in Loughinisland the morning after the UVF shot dead six people in 1994.

Retired police officers have failed in a High Court challenge to a watchdog report which identified RUC collusion with loyalists who murdered six Cath(...)

Investigative journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The dispute between the Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman and Durham Constabulary over the events surrounding the arrests in August of two Belfast jou(...)

Investigative journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey: were arrested in August in connection with alleged theft of a document. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Northern Ireland’s Police Ombudsman (OPONI) has again insisted his office did not make a complaint of theft to the PSNI in relation to a confidential (...)

Investigative journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey: were arrested in August in connection with alleged theft of a document. Photograph:  Liam McBurney/PA

Durham Constabulary’s chief constable has insisted Northern Ireland’s police ombudsman did report the theft of a confidential document that triggered (...)

Briege Voyle, the daughter of a mother of eight killed in shootings involving British soldiers, outside the coroner’s court in Belfast. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The families of 10 people killed in Ballymurphy in west Belfast in 1971 have welcomed the announcement that the inquests into the killings will formal(...)

Jimmy Hasty receiving  Dundalk FC’s footballer of the year award for 1965

Dock Street, Belfast: a grey, midweek October lunchtime. As the American Bar opens its doors optimistically, a juggernaut zooms by bound for one of th(...)

Great lighthouses of Ireland:  Fanad Head, in Co Donegal. Photograph: Andy McInroy/Irish Lights

The road to Wicklow Head lighthouse feels like a departure from civilisation. The 2km path is only wide enough for one vehicle and is banked on either(...)

Families of those killed in the Ballymurphy massacre outside the Royal Courts of Justice, Belfast ahead of a preliminary Photograph:  Rebecca Black/PA Wire

A new inquest into the Ballymurphy massacre in which 11 people were killed is set to start on November 12th. The fresh inquest into the shootings, wh(...)

Drew Harris has begun his new career as Garda Commissioner.

Drew Harris has begun his new career as Garda commissioner - at one minute past midnight. Acting Garda commissioner Donall O’Cualain stepped down fro(...)

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