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Fred Scappaticci pictured in west belfast in 2003. Photograph: Pacemaker Belfast

A man widely named as the UK Army’s notorious IRA agent Stakeknife has been arrested by detectives, sources said. Freddie Scappaticci has always stro(...)

Freddie “Stakeknife” Scappaticci at the 1987 funeral of IRA man Larry Marley.  Photograph: Pacemaker

Martin McGuinness always insisted he had “no role whatsoever” in the IRA’s “execution” of British army agent Frank Hegarty from Derry in May 1986. Bri(...)

It has been widely reported that Freddie  Scappaticci (above) was the British spy in the IRA known as Stakeknife, whose activities are under investigation in connection with many murders during the Troubles.  File screengrab: PA Photo/BBC News

Northern Ireland’s former deputy Director of Public Prosecutions was asked to stay at home over a decision not to prosecute Freddie Scappaticci for p(...)

10th July 1970: British soldiers take aim at civil rights demonstrators in the Falls Road, Belfast. File photograph: Malcolm Stroud/Express/Getty Images

Two former British soldiers are to be charged with murdering Official IRA member Joe McCann in west Belfast more than 44 years ago, the North’s Public(...)