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Emma Rogan, whose father Adrian Rogan was killed in the 1994 Loughinisland pub shooting, alongside solicitor Niall Murphy outside Belfast’s High Court following Friday’s hearing. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A judge who ruled that a damning report into the Loughinisland atrocity was unlawful is to step aside from the case – despite rejecting claims he coul(...)

The six men killed in O’Toole’s Bar in Loughinisland, Co Down, in 1994: (Top) Adrian Rogan (34), Barney Green (87), Don McCreanor (59); (bottom) Eamonn Byrne (39), Patsy O’Hare (34) and Malcolm Jenkinson (53).

Next Friday morning, a group, mostly men, mostly late middle-aged, hope and expect to hear a ruling from Mr Justice Bernard McCloskey in the Royal Cou(...)

Royal Ulster Constabulary police officers and firefighters inspecting the damage caused by a bomb explosion in Market Street, Omagh, Co Tyrone, on August 15th 1998. File photograph: Paul McErlane/PA

Relatives of Omagh bomb victims are to sue Northern Ireland’s police chief for investigative failings they believe let the killers escape justice. Ah(...)

Can they all be wrong? Maurice Hayes, Denis Bradley, Nuala O’Loan and Mary Ellen Ring – prominent people with close links to police reform, the first (...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Cabinet will on Tuesday agree to appoint up to eight members to an independent commission tasked with conducting a root-and-branch review of An Ga(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, pictured here with Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan, will on Tuesday bring to Cabinet proposed draft terms of reference for the examination of the force. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Labour leader Brendan Howlin has called on Fianna Fáil to amend its Dáil motion to express no confidence in Garda management. Fianna Fáil had tabled (...)

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin: “We have been hearing for some weeks that some form of root-and-branch external review of An Garda Síochána will be commissioned. And yet . . . we have not seen any indication that such a mechanism will be established quickly.”  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Cabinet will discuss a commission to examine the Garda when it meets on Tuesday but is unlikely to reach conclusions about the proposals to invest(...)

Chris Patten: his report said the RUC should not be disbanded but should be renamed. It proposed a new badge, and that the British union flag should no longer be flown over police buildings

If the Patten Commission was able to reform policing in a bitterly divided society in Northern Ireland – as it did – then there is no reason why simil(...)

“An honest acknowledgement of past wrongs should not stop people of faith from speaking out against injustice, or from defending the vulnerable.”Photograph: David Sleator

Tony Campolo, the American sociologist and pastor who prayed the benediction at the 2016 Democratic convention after Hillary Clinton’s nomination for (...)

Archbishop Eamon Martin has told the inaugural conference of the Iona Institute Northern Ireland that the Catholic Church has no desire to create a theocracy in Ireland. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Archbishop Eamon Martin has told the inaugural conference of the Iona Institute Northern Ireland that the Catholic Church has no desire to create a th(...)

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