The funeral of dissident republican Vincent Ryan in Donaghmede, Dublin.

The distance between the Ryan family home on Grange Abbey Drive and the Church of the Holy Trinity in Donaghmede, Dublin is no more than 1.5km, but it(...)

British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers is said to show a “keen interest for necessity and proportionality” when authorising surveillance. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A British intelligence service watchdog has disclosed that Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has rejected some MI5 applications to carry out “intru(...)

Police Federation for Northern Ireland Mark Lindsay told the federation’s annual conference in Belfast:  “You cannot savage the bottom line and expect performance and delivery to remain unaffected.”

The PSNI is caught in a “vortex” of cuts, reorganisation, new work patterns and “deeply despised” pension reform that is leading to a “worrying” reduc(...)

The threat from dissident republicans remains severe in Northern Ireland but moderate in Britain, the Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has informed Westminster. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

The threat from dissident republicans remains severe in Northern Ireland but moderate in Britain, the Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has informed(...)