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PSNI chief constable George Hamilton during the graduation ceremony of  new police officers. Dr Jonny Byrne, a criminologist at Ulster University, says the PSNI is now ‘the visible symbolism of the new Northern Ireland’ and ‘one of the biggest successes of the peace process’. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

Today, members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland are in places that would have been impossible to imagine 20 years ago, when the force was fou(...)

 Deputy first minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness shakes hands with Queen Elizabeth as former       first minister Peter Robinson   looks on in Belfast in 2012.  Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty

Two people attending the church service in Armagh on Thursday marking the centenary of Irish partition have said the focus must be on future reconcili(...)

President Michael D Higgins:  The SDLP leader, Colum Eastwood, said people should “take him at his word when he says he can’t be there”.  Photograph:  Maxwells/PA

The Government offered no advice to President Michael D Higgins on whether or not he should attend a centenary church commemoration of partition and t(...)

 The House of Lords committee investigating the impact of the NI protocol was told that further trouble on the streets is likely over the summer months. File photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Northern Ireland was “sacrificed ... as collateral damage”, a loyalist community worker has told a House of Lords committee investigating the impact o(...)

The laneway where Quinn Industrial Holdings director Kevin Lunney was abducted is cordoned off by PSNI. Photograph: Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker

Det Insp Pat Marry’s cross-Border investigation began with the discovery of a burning Volkswagen Golf at Ravensdale Forest Park in Co Louth, on the ni(...)

Peter Sheridan, a former RUC and PSNI assistant chief constable, said  threats made policing ‘much more difficult along the Border’. Photograph: Trevor McBride

Two of Northern Ireland’s former top police officers have rejected the idea of a cross-Border agency to catch those responsible for the torture of Qui(...)

Shay Linehan: adapter for the stage of three of the late Maeve Binchy’s books

Born: June 26th, 1954 Died: June 20th, 2019 Shay Linehan, who has died aged 64, led a double life, in the best sense of that term. A dramatist of con(...)

A play so dependent on dramatic cliche will be a great success. Photograph: Caleb Purcell

LIGHT A PENNY CANDLE Everyman Theatre, Co Cork ★★☆☆☆ From this adaptation of Maeve Binchy’s novel, it is unfair that the most honest of writers will (...)

“Deep concern and dissatisfaction”: the Abbey Theatre’s directors, Graham McLaren and Neil Murray. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than 300 actors, directors, designers, agents and playwrights have complained to the Minister for Culture about the Abbey Theatre’s recently adop(...)

The remains of actor Jer O’Leary, being carried out of the Church of St. Agatha’s. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Actor, activist, artist, raconteur, orator, and trade unionist Jer O’Leary (73), who died in Dublin on St Stephen’s Day, had a favourite quotation: “I(...)

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