Journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey were arrested in August 2018. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The apology by the Police Service of Northern Ireland to journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey is a welcome and overdue development in what Bi(...)

Barry McCaffrey (left) and Trevor Birney outside Belfast High Court. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s police chief has made an unreserved apology to two journalists arrested over material that appeared in a documentary on a Troubles (...)

Investigative journalists Barry McCaffrey (left) and Trevor Birney:  arrested for airing confidential material in a documentary. File Photorgraph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Police wrongly obtained warrants to carry out raids on the homes and offices of two Belfast journalists at a hearing which fell “woefully short” of fa(...)

Journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey at Belfast High Court last week. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Police have ended their investigation of two Belfast-based journalists who were arrested over material they aired in their documentary on the Loughini(...)

Investigative journalists Barry McCaffrey (left) and Trevor Birney standing outside Belfast high court on Wednesday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The issuing of warrants used to arrest two Belfast journalists last year was “inappropriate,” the most senior judge in Northern Ireland has found. Lo(...)

Gerry Carson of the NUJ, Patrick Corrigan of Amnesty International, journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey and Conservative MP and former Brexit secretary David Davis outside the high court in Belfast on Tuesday. Photograph:   Jonathan Porter/PressEye

The police officer responsible for the arrests last year of two journalists who made a documentary about the 1994 Loughinisland massacre was concerned(...)

Journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey pictured with David Davis MP outside Belfast High Court on Tuesday, ahead of their case challenging the seizure of material relating to their investigations into the 1994 Loughinisland massacre. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Raids on the homes and offices of two Belfast journalists were an “outrage” more akin to a police state than a liberal democracy, the high court in Be(...)

Barry McCaffrey and Trevor Birney of Fine Point Films were arrested in August. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

After Barry McCaffrey was arrested on August 31st, he was escorted from his house on a quiet Belfast street by armed police in boiler suits. “The whol(...)