Alan Chambers

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Sinn Féin’s Pat Sheehan (C) said the PHA had ‘failed abysmally’ in creating a ‘rigorous and robust’ contact tracing system. File photograph: Jonathan Porter/

A Stormont Assembly member has described Northern Ireland Covid-19 contact tracing system as about as “useful as a chocolate fireguard”. Sinn Féin Me(...)

Former PSNI deputy chief constable Stephen Martin  said he was shocked he was not on the shortlist. File image: Michael McHugh/PA Wire

The North’s Policing Board has defended its recruitment processes after the former acting deputy chief constable Stephen Martin said he is taking lega(...)

The PSNI has asked anyone with information to contact their investigation team. Photograph: Stephen Barnes/Alamy News/iStock

A 37-year-old man arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of a police officer in Co Fermanagh was released without charge on Friday night after(...)

Stephen Farry of the Alliance Party celebrates after his win in North Down. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

The Alliance Party’s deputy leader, Stephen Farry, beat the Democratic Unionist Party front runner, Alex Easton, to take Sylvia Hermon’s seat in North(...)

The first results from Northern Ireland’s 18 constituencies are expected to start coming through from shortly after 1am. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Political anoraks with an interest in Northern Ireland politics probably will have to stay up to after 4am on Friday morning before they know all the (...)

 Democratic Unionist Party  deputy leader Nigel Dodds, pictured with party leader Arlene Foster, has been embroiled in a  bitter and brutal battle with Sinn Féin’s John Finucane in North Antrim. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

People in Northern Ireland are pretty fired up for this Westminster contest and that is illustrated by the fact that there are more than 50,000 additi(...)

Sylvia Hermon during the 2017 Westminster election count. Photograph:  Brian Little/PressEye

Whoever wins North Down will depend largely on where Sylvia Hermon’s votes go. What Green, Sinn Féin and SDLP voters do will also have a bearing on th(...)

  Simon Byrne who has been appointed the next chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Photograph: Cheshire Constabulary/PA

The new chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is Simon Byrne, the policing board has said. On Friday evening the NI Polic(...)

Journalists Barry McCaffrey and Trevor Birney were part of the production team behind the ‘No Stone Unturned’ documentary, which investigated the UVF massacre in Loughinisland, Co Down in 1994. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The positions taken by the Police Ombudsman of Northern Ireland Dr Michael Maguire and a senior British police chief constable about the background to(...)

The RNLI said it is not clear how a man rescued off the Co Down coast had ended up in the water. File photograph: RNLI/Nigel Millard/PA Wire

A quick-thinking council worker has been praised after a young man was rescued from freezing seas off Northern Ireland. Mark Pollock was working in(...)

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