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Retiring Police Service of Northern Ireland Chief Constable George Hamilton. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Three serving and one former senior police officer, including the man who is in charge of the investigation into the British army agent known as Stake(...)

Mr Ahern will take part in workshops and master classes with students and will participate in events at the university. File photograph: Tom Honan

Queen’s University, Belfast has awarded former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern an honorary professorship in peace studies at the Senator George Mitchell Instit(...)

Retiring Police Service of Northern Ireland Chief Constable George Hamilton. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Independent recruitment specialists have been hired to oversee the appointment of Northern Ireland’s next police chief. A senior occupational psychol(...)

Mary Lou  McDonald was warned from several quarters that her comments about the PSNI  could jeopardise the interview process.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There was continuing fallout on Wednesday over Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald’s comment that no one within the senior ranks of the PSNI is capable(...)

 Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland George Hamilton, who has said more than 300 new police officers and staff are to be recruited in Northern Ireland by 2020 for Brexit preparations. File Photograph: PA Wire

The PSNI has been allocated special funding so that it can recruit an additional 308 officers and staff to cope with the demands of Brexit, it was ann(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley ‘has instructed officials’ to work on legislation to allow ‘UK government Ministers’ to make pressing appointments to leading public bodies in NI.  File photograph: PA

The head of the North’s Policing Board has welcomed a commitment from the Northern Secretary Karen Bradley that she is planning to introduce legislati(...)

A much-reduced policing board remains operative but has no legal authority to oversee the work of the PSNI due to the collapse of Stormont.

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley plans to introduce legislation in the autumn to reconstitute the North’s Policing Board, senior sources said on Tuesd(...)

Grainne Byrne: “Friends advised me to take a few jobs off my CV and my LinkedIn to make myself look younger”

Every day that passes we add six hours on to our average life expectancy. A baby born in the developed world today could conceivably live to be 142 ye(...)

Participants of the gay pride parade in Dublin last year. Gardaí will join their Northern Irish counterparts in Belfast on Saturday and take part in the city’s Pride event. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

Uniformed gardaí are due to join their PSNI colleagues, also in uniform, at this year’s gay pride parade in Belfast on Saturday. The PSNI already has(...)

Loyalist protesters converge on Belfast City Hall, January 2013, over the removal of the Union flag from the venue. Assistant Chief Constable Will Kerr has  been involved in managing such difficult frontline policing in Northern Ireland  as the loyalist flags protests and parading. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

One of the PSNI’s most senior officers, Assistant Chief Constable Will Kerr, has taken up a post with the British National Crime Agency (NCA), often d(...)

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