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Rory McIlroy looks for his ball in the bushes  during the first round of the Masters at Augusta. 'As an only child and an only child that played golf, I felt the world revolved around me. And now, it doesn’t.' Photograph: David J Phillip/AP

“When I was three I thought the world revolved around me: I was wrong,” yawped Bono aeons ago, when U2 were still on their punkish upswing. The Vox-(...)

The searches are being conducted by members of the Special Detective Unit assisted by Armed Support Units. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Ten people have been arrested in Northern Ireland after a series of searches targeting so-called New IRA suspects on both sides of the Border. The op(...)

Jennifer McNern is taking a judicial review against the Executive Office at Belfast High Court over its failure to implement the legislation to create a compensation scheme for people injured during the Troubles. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

A woman who was seriously injured in a bombing 48 years ago is to begin legal action against the Northern government today over delays to a compensati(...)

Under the guidance published by Northern Secretary Brandon Lewis on Friday it was repeated that those who suffered an injury at their own hand when carrying out a paramilitary attack will not be entitled to payments. File photograph: Peter Summers/Getty Images

Efforts to create a pension for people who suffered terrible injuries in the Troubles continue to be mired in controversy as details were published on(...)

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness and Bobby Storey address supporters at a protest on the Falls Road over the arrest of Gerry Adams in 2014. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Veteran Republican masterminded Northern Bank Robbery and Maze prison escape before playing key role in Sinn Féin’s road to peace Nearly 1,800 men(...)

A file photograph of  Bobby Storey who died on Sunday. Photograph:  Liam McBurney/PA Wire.

Belfast republican Bobby Storey, who was one of the leaders of the Maze prison escape of 1983 and later became Sinn Féin’s Northern chairman, has died(...)

PSNI have warned journalist. Photograph: iStock

A dissident republican threat against an Irish News journalist in Belfast has been widely condemned. The journalist was warned by the PSNI of a dissi(...)

Sinn Féin and the SDLP have called for the 50:50 Catholic:Protestant recruitment model in the PSNI. Photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA

The PSNI campaign to recruit 600 new officers has prompted a marginal increase in the number of Catholics applying to join the force. The number of wo(...)

Conor Murphy: The North’s Minister for Finance  has joined his counterparts in the Scottish and Welsh devolved administrations in seeking an urgent pre-budget meeting with the British government

The Northern Executive’s Minister for Finance Conor Murphy has joined his counterparts in the Scottish and Welsh devolved administrations in seeking a(...)

PSNI constable Peadar Heffron was injured by a booby-trap bomb that exploded under his car in 2010. File photograph:  Paul Faith/PA Wire

The North’s deputy chief constable has condemned as “cruel and disgusting” posters which used an image of a police officer injured in a dissident rep(...)

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