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 Maghaberry Prison near Lisburn: “Some important lessons have not been learnt.” said Brendan McGuigan, the chief inspector of criminal justice in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson

A prisons watchdog has expressed concern about the care and support provided to vulnerable prisoners held at Maghaberry prison in Northern Ireland. (...)

A prison officer with a working dog at the recreation area in front of Erne House in Maghaberry Prison. Photograph: Alan Betson

Some people have trouble with the pronunciation: it’s Ma-gaberry, Northern Ireland’s high-security prison located on about 150 acres in rural Co Antri(...)

Forensic officers attend the scene on the Crumlin Road in Belfast where a PSNI officer was shot on Sunday night. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The dissident republican group, the “New IRA”, has said it was responsible for the attempted murder of a PSNI officer in north Belfast on Sunday night(...)

Arlene Foster: “Brexit represents the biggest economic opportunity for this country in decades.” Archive photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

First Minister Arlene Foster has accused the Government of belittling the Northern Ireland economy and attempting to lure investors away from the Nort(...)

John Redmond addressing a home rule meeting at Parnell monument on O’Connell Street in Dublin, in 1912. Photograph: Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

I believe official commemorations, of their nature, have to be selective. So what criteria should guide the selection of events to be singled out for (...)

Widow Joanne McGibbon (centre) with her daughters Michaela and Seana and at a vigil in the grounds of Holy Cross Church, Ardoyne for Michael McGibbon. who was shot dead in North Belfast earlier this year. “She made a heartfelt appeal for change in her community, so that paramilitary groups could no longer try to control people through fear, intimidation and murder.”

A year ago, two paramilitary-style murders in Belfast provoked a political crisis in Stormont. Two families had been bereaved. Trust in politics and i(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has accused dissident republicans of being ‘at war’ with the nationalist community and challenged them to enter into dialogue in order to end their violence. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has accused dissident republicans of being “at war” with the nationalist community and challenged them to enter in(...)

Police have uncovered what is believed to be a significant dissident republican arms hide in Co Armagh. Firearms and munitions were discovered during an ongoing two-day search operation on the outskirts of Lurgan. Photograph: Pacemaker

Arms, explosives and other material discovered in Co Armagh and described as a “major” dissident republican weapons cache were in an “advanced stage o(...)

An arms find in Northern Ireland was one of the most significant seizures in recent years, police have said.

An arms find in Northern Ireland was one of the most significant seizures in recent years, police have said. An armour-piercing improvised rocket and(...)

Handout photo issued by the BBC of Andrew Marr speaking with Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster via video link on the BBC One current affairs programme, The Andrew Marr Show. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster says she was taken by surprise by the increased threat of a terror attack in Britain by dissident republ(...)

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