Nelson McCausland addresses the DUP annual conference in 2011.  File Photograph Paul Faith/PA Wire

A former Democratic Unionist Party MLA has issued a High Court apology for false and “seriously defamatory” online postings on Facebook and on his blo(...)

The information was unintentionally given to loyalists who are being investigated by the PSNI’s paramilitary crime task force. File Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The PSNI is investigating a report that a police data breach has resulted in information on hundreds of private citizens ending up in the hands of loy(...)

The panel and audience at an event on Northern Ireland’s place in a united Ireland, at the Lighthouse Summer School in Killough, Co Down. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

New SDLP deputy leader Nichola Mallon has warned that rushing to a Border poll where Irish unity is not clearly mapped out is “an absolute recipe for (...)

Loyalist paramilitary leader Johnny Adair was one of the targets of the 1993 IRA bomb in Belfast. Photoghraph: Cathal McNaughton/Getty Images

Allegations that the IRA’s 1993 Shankill bombing was planned by an RUC informant and could have been prevented are to be examined by the NI Police Om(...)

A plaque commemorates  Shankill road bomber Thomas Begley in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It was erected in 2013.  Begley died in 1993 when the bomb he was planting on the Shankill Road in Belfast exploded prematurely killing nine people and injuring more than 50. Photograph: AFP

The Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman Dr Michael Maguire has received a complaint that the RUC had information that could have prevented the 1993 IRA (...)

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ESB began scoping in preparation for the new payments system in mid-2012, with the formal SEPA Programme commencing in November of that year. “We ide(...)