Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald at a press conference at the Department of Justice on Wednesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

She probably doesn’t realise it but every time Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald goes in front of the media and insists the Garda is not short o(...)

State agents appear to have played a part in the bombing of Frizzell’s fish shop on the Shankill Road in 1993 in which nine people died. Photograph: Pacemaker.

The question arising from this week’s allegations in the Irish News of the extent of British security service involvement in IRA killings is: What was(...)

But the past is not just about British national security, about the military and intelligence agencies and what information will be disclosed. This process is no closer to understanding what co-operation it could expect from the IRA and the various loyalist organisations.  PA

On the cover of the latest Stormont deal the words “A fresh start” are typed. They are meant to signal yet another new beginning, another moment when (...)

PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton said a man had been detained during a raid on a suspected brothel in Northern Ireland. File photograph: Axel Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images

Police in Northern Ireland have made their first arrest under the new law against paying for sex. The North became the first part of the UK to ban pay(...)

Drew Harris: Police no longer want to be accused of being “gatekeepers” to the past

Police in the North no longer want to be accused of being “gatekeepers” to the past or having “ulterior motives” around the handling of documentation (...)

The Widow Scallan’s Pub in Pearse Street, Dublin, where Martin Doherty was killed. Photograph: The Irish Times

The family of a man killed by the Ulster Volunteer Force in Dublin more than 20 years ago is to sue the Police Service of Northern Ireland, alleging R(...)

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers who  published a report into the status of the IRA and other paramilitary groups on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters

A report into the status of paramilitaries in Northern Ireland has endorsed an assessment by the PSNI chief constable George Hamilton that the IRA sti(...)

The PSNI said a “military style hand grenade” was thrown at police in east Belfast on Friday night. Police officers were responding to reports from lo(...)

The cortege makes its way through Blackrock village in Co Louth at the State funeral of Garda Anthony Golden. PPhotograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

The picturesque village of Blackrock on the shores of Louth’s Dundalk Bay came to a standstill as Garda Tony Golden made the journey to his final r(...)

PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton,  Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Northern Ireland Justice Minister David Ford at the annual cross-border seminar on organised crime at the Clarion Hotel in Sligo. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The Garda Commissioner and the PSNI chief constable have played down any differences between them on the level of involvement by the IRA in criminal a(...)

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