A  woman pushes her pram past a memorial to Stephen ‘Top Gun’ McKeag in west Belfast. One of his victims was 17-year-old Catholic Damien Walsh, who was shot dead in 1993. Photograph: Kaveh Kazemi/Getty Images

The Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, Marie Anderson, did not name the killer of 17-year-old Catholic teenager Damien Walsh in her long-awaited r(...)

Martin Ferris: could not travel to US

Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris was forced to cancel a tour of the United States after the US State Department did not issue him a visa in time to travel. (...)

Mr Justice Weir told  Richard McAuley the law permitted only one penalty for murder and that was life imprisonment.

A 41-year-old Co Antrim man was jailed for life on Wednesday after he finally admitted the murder of his partner in her Ballymena home last summer.De(...)

In the republican strongholds of the North where the writ of the RUC did not run, the local wiseacres had a saying: “There is no law – but there is order.”

In the wake of the Maíria Cahill disclosures of her sexual abuse, Sinn Féin has found itself caught in an uncomfortable spotlight over the manner in w(...)

Richard McAuley’s employment  was transferred to the State after 2011. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty Images

The days of the Galway Tent are long gone. These days political parties are far more upfront and candid about their finances. Perhaps it reflects the (...)