PSNI officers at the laneway at Kinawley in Co Fermanagh where Quinn Industrial Holdings director Kevin Lunney was abducted   on Tuesday. Photograph: Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker Press

Senior executives at Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) who have been subjected to a nearly five-year campaign of violence and threats have been advised (...)

Bloody Sunday victims’ family members make their way to a Derry courthouse as the first listing of the case against Soldier F takes place. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The case against the former British soldier accused of two counts of murder in Derry on Bloody Sunday on January 30th, 1972, began on Wednesday in a D(...)

Members of  the Wray and McKinney families and their supporters walking to Derry Magistrates’ Court, ahead of the start of the prosecution of a former soldier accused of two murders on Bloody Sunday. Photograph:  Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The case of the British soldier accused of murder on Bloody Sunday in Derry in 1972 has begun at the city’s courthouse. Soldier F, a former member of(...)

The scene of the security operation at Church View in Strabane on Saturday. Photograph: Margaret McLaughlin

The bomb found in Strabane, Co Tyrone, on Saturday was a “viable mortar type device” which was intended to kill police officers, the Police Service of(...)

File photograph, from June 1995, of the border checkpoint at Clady, Co Derry, on the border with Donegal. Photograph: PA Wire

A hard Brexit could become a “trigger” for people to join dissident republican or loyalist paramilitary groups, the Chief Constable of the Police Serv(...)

Late journalist Lyra McKee, shot dead during disturbances in Creggan, Derry, in April of this year.  File photograph: Jess Lowe/EPA

An “intensive investigation” is continuing into the murder of journalist Lyra McKee, according to the detective leading the inquiry. The 29-year-old(...)

From left to right: Insp Marty Mullan, PSNI Strabane, Lionel Knobbs, Loughs Agency area inspector, Sgt James McLaughlin, PSNI Strabane, John McCartney, Director of Conservation and Protection, Loughs Agency and Garda Supt Martin Walker at Clady Bridge on the border between Co  Tyrone and Co Donegal on Tuesday. Photograph: PSNI

In the village of Clady, an old stone bridge connects Co Tyrone to Co Donegal. The border is somewhere beneath, in the shifting waters of the River Fi(...)

First among equals here is Darren Clarke, local player, former Open champion, and the man chosen to tee off first and start the tournament. photogrpah: Ian Walton/Reuters

It’s not yet 6am, but Portrush is awake. Outside the gates of the Royal Portrush golf club, crowds of people queued to be the first into The British (...)

SDLP leader  Colum Eastwood: a “new union of Ireland” could offer Protestants an equal voice in an  inclusive, diverse and prosperous society where they could “be proud to be from the north of Ireland”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The SDLP is open to the idea of a “new union of Ireland” rather than a “united Ireland”, the party leader has said, following the call by leading acto(...)

James Nesbitt at Portrush: “I think we’re standing at a profound moment here in the history of the islands,” he says. Photograph: Trevor McBride

At Ulster University, it is graduation time. On the steps which lead up to the main entrance of the university’s Coleraine campus, new graduates pose (...)

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