Gary Haggarty

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Gary Haggarty: The release of the former Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) commander comes only four months after he was handed a six-and-a-half year term in exchange for providing information about other terrorist suspects. File photograph:  Pacemaker Press

Notorious loyalist killer and supergrass Gary Haggarty, who was handed a reduced prison sentence after admitting to more than 500 terror crimes – inc(...)

Gary Haggarty murders: Aaron McCone, son of Haggarty’s victim John Harbinson, after today’s sentencing. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

A murderous loyalist-paramilitary chief turned state informer will walk free as part of a deal to turn state’s evidence, the son of one of his victims(...)

Judge Mr Justice Adrian Colton said Haggarty’s was a case of “exceptional gravity”. Photograph: Pacemaker.

A loyalist supergrass has been sentenced to 6½ years in prison for 202 terror offences before he can be considered for release. Ulster Volunteer Force(...)

Former senior loyalist paramilitary turned so-called supergrass Gary Haggarty has pleaded guilty to 202 terror offences. Photograph: Pacemaker

Police in Northern Ireland failed to prevent two loyalist murders despite receiving advance warning of the plots from a paramilitary commander turned (...)

Former senior loyalist paramilitary turned so-called supergrass Gary Haggarty. Photograph: Pacemaker

The evidence of loyalist “supergrass” Gary Haggarty is to be used against just one suspected Ulster Volunteer Force member who is alleged to be involv(...)

Jackie Larkin, whose brother Gerard Brady was murdered by the Mount Vernon UVF in 1994, and Ciaran Fox, whose father Eamon Fox was also murdered  by the UVF, speaking to the press after the DPP’s decision. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Gary Haggarty had been billed as the “mother of all supergrasses” who could put away for life several senior Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) members and(...)

Former senior loyalist paramilitary turned so-called supergrass  Gary Haggarty. Photograph: Pacemaker

Thirteen people implicated in paramilitary violence by a loyalist commander-turned supergrass, including two former police intelligence officers, will(...)

Gary Haggarty: he agreed in 2010 to give evidence against up to 14 of his former UVF colleagues and two of his former police handlers.  Photograph: Pacemaker

So-called loyalist supergrass Gary Haggarty has been jailed for life after he pleaded guilty to a catalogue of murders, attempted murders and other pa(...)

Aaron Harbinson (centre), son of Gary Haggarty’s victim John Harbinson outside Belfast Crown Court following the UVF man’s guilty pleas to over two hundred terrorism charges including five murders.

John Harbinson, a Protestant was murdered after being handcuffed and beaten in the loyalist Mount Vernon estate in north Belfast in May 1997. The kill(...)

Northern Ireland’s  soon-to-depart director of public prosecutions Barra McGrory QC:  said dealing with the past will be a continuing “difficulty” for any DPP in Northern Ireland.   Photograph: Gerry Moriarty

With considerable understatement, the soon-to-depart director of public prosecutions Barra McGrory QC said dealing with the past will be a continuing (...)

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