Al Hutchinson

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Michael Maguire: ‘The way we in Northern Ireland are dealing with the past is broken’. Photograph: Pacemaker Press

During his seven years as the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland Michael Maguire managed to find time to write a book. “It’s a political thriller i(...)

Bloody Sunday anniversary parade makes its way through the Bogside in Derry in 2002. Photograph: Trevor McBride

Unlike many other international peace agreements, the Belfast Agreement did not include an overarching mechanism to deal with the legacy of the confli(...)

The six men killed in O’Toole’s Bar in Loughinisland, Co Down, in 1994: (Top) Adrian Rogan (34), Barney Green (87), Don McCreanor (59); (bottom) Eamonn Byrne (39), Patsy O’Hare (34) and Malcolm Jenkinson (53).

Next Friday morning, a group, mostly men, mostly late middle-aged, hope and expect to hear a ruling from Mr Justice Bernard McCloskey in the Royal Cou(...)

The families’ lawyer Niall Murphy speaks at the Loughinisland families press conference following an investigation which found, security forces were guilty of significant collusion in the loyalist murders of six Catholic men gunned down while watching a World Cup football match. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The police ombudsman’s report into the murder of six Catholic men in Loughinisland, Co Down in 1994 has identified collusion as a significant feature (...)

Interior of O’Toole’s bar in Loughinisland the morning after the UVF shot dead six  people in 1994. Photograph: Pacemaker

A long-awaited police ombudsman’s report into the murder of six Catholic men in Loughinisland, Co Down, in 1994 is to be published today. The 150-pag(...)

Priscilla Gahan: “Someone needs to be held responsible for the way they handled my case – even if he hadn’t gone on to kill two other girls.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Since she heard that Robert Howard was dead, Priscilla Gahan has felt overwhelmed by emotions that she thought she had managed to bury during the 21 y(...)

The July 1972 attack on the village of Claudy, Co Londonderry,  left nine people dead, including three children. Photograph: PA

A PSNI decision to suspend an investigation into the notorious Claudy bombing that claimed nine lives has left relatives of the victims “frustrated a(...)