Jack Hermon

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Independent  Lady Sylvia Hermon: “In my lifetime I never thought that I would see a Border poll and I am now convinced that I probably will see a Border poll.” Photograph:   Stephen Davison

A unionist MP in Northern Ireland has said she is convinced a Border poll on Irish unity will happen as a result of Brexit. In a rare interview, Inde(...)

Taoiseach Charles Haughey at 10 Downing Street, London, with British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in 1980. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

When Charles Haughey met Margaret Thatcher in Copenhagen on December 4th, 1987, during a European Union summit, the atmosphere was fraught. Haughey’s(...)

British secretary of state Douglas Hurd first raised UDR’s credibility. Photograph: Frank Miller

The image and activities of the Ulster Defence Regiment proved an increasingly embarrassing issue for the British government in the run-up to and afte(...)

Laurence Wren at home in Castleknock, Dublin, in 2005, during his retirement. The former  Garda commissioner had a steely ethic about right and wrong. Photograph:  Alan Betson

Even with the passage of more than three decades, the events that propelled Laurence Wren to the highest position in the Garda Síochána have lost non(...)

 Joe Ainsworth: a creative and sometimes brilliant career policeman who seemed destined to lead the Garda Síochána. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Joe Ainsworth, who has died aged 88, was a creative and sometimes brilliant career policeman who seemed destined to lead the Garda Síochána. Bu(...)

Lady Sylvia Hermon: her  vote in the House of Commons, if she is re-elected, could yield a high price on the electoral market place. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker

Last Wednesday Lady Sylvia Hermon got the galvanising kick-start she needed for the next few weeks of hard canvassing in pleasant seaside towns such a(...)

Loyalists taking part in the Orange Order protest rally against the signing of the Anglo-Irish Agreement at Hillsborough Castle, Co Down, in 1986. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh / The Irish Times

The key roles of secretary of state Douglas Hurd and RUC chief constable Sir Jack Hermon in the RUC decision to re-route a controversial Orange parad(...)

Douglas Hurd: RUC report, presented to the NI secretary in December 1984, reveals a housewife’s death occurred during alleged rioting on the Falls Road in 1981. Photograph: Frank Miller

A confidential police report into the killing of an innocent civilian, Norah McCabe, by a plastic bullet fired from an RUC Land Rover at the height o(...)