Stephen Martin, PSNI deputy chief constable: said  the uncertainty around the UK quitting the European Union was causing difficulty. Michael McHugh/PA Wire

In April the New IRA killed journalist Lyra McKee in Derry while attempting to shoot PSNI officers dealing with a riot. In June, an off-duty police o(...)

 Graffiti that has been amended to read “IRA are done. Defeated Army” instead of “IRA undefeated Army” in the Creggan area of Derry  close by the scene where  journalist yra McKee was fatally shot amid rioting on April 18. Photograph:Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The New IRA was established in 2012 when members of the Real IRA, Republican Action Against Drugs and a number of independent republicans came togethe(...)

British army bomb disposal personnel investigate a suspicious package reported  in the Glasgow University mailroom, in Glasgow on March 6th. Photograph: Robert Perry/EPA

If the claim of responsibility by ‘the IRA’ for last week’s incendiary devices in Britain proves genuine the parcel devices would represent the latest(...)

Graffiti in Derry. The PSNI recorded  23 casualties of paramilitary-style shootings in the 12 months until the end of June.

William Allen remembers July 1997 as a time of hope. Now an editor with Johnston Press in Northern Ireland, back then he was a Belfast Telegraph repor(...)

Forensic officers attend the scene on the Crumlin Road in Belfast where a PSNI officer was shot on Sunday night. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The dissident republican group, the “New IRA”, has said it was responsible for the attempted murder of a PSNI officer in north Belfast on Sunday night(...)

Widow Joanne McGibbon (centre) with her daughters Michaela and Seana and at a vigil in the grounds of Holy Cross Church, Ardoyne for Michael McGibbon. who was shot dead in North Belfast earlier this year. “She made a heartfelt appeal for change in her community, so that paramilitary groups could no longer try to control people through fear, intimidation and murder.”

A year ago, two paramilitary-style murders in Belfast provoked a political crisis in Stormont. Two families had been bereaved. Trust in politics and i(...)

The funeral of Michael McGibbon being held at the Holy Cross Church in Belfast last April. File photograph: PA

A man and woman have been arrested by detectives investigating the murder of Michael McGibbon in north Belfast. The 33-year-old father-of-four died (...)

Family and friends attend the funeral of Michael McGibbon at  the Holy Cross church in Belfast today. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

No one has the right to act as “judge, jury and executioner” in a civilised society, mourners were told on Thursday at the north Belfast funeral of Mi(...)

David Ford of the Alliance Party said he had no plans to stand down as leader. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Alliance Party leader David Ford has indicated that either Naomi Long or Minister for Employment and Learning Stephen Farry will be the Minister o(...)

Michael McGibbon was shot in an alleyway at Butler Place close to Elmfield Street, near the Crumlin Road in north Belfast. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

Michael McGibbon, the 33-year-old who was murdered in a suspected dissident so-called punishment shooting in north Belfast on Friday night, went to f(...)

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