Ronan Kerr

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 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(...)

Armed police at the scene of rioting Creggan, Derry. Photograph: PA

The dissident republican group the New IRA is suspected by police of being responsible for the fatal shooting of journalist Lyra McKee during rioting (...)

Forensic officers inspect the remains of the vehicle  used as a car bomb outside Derry courthouse on January 20th, 2019. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Historian Marisa McGlinchey found herself being assailed for comment and explanation from a number of journalistic quarters following the “New IRA” ca(...)

A republican bonefire built in the Bogside of Derry on Wednesday night. Photograph: Margaret McLaughlin.

A bonfire lit in Derry that was emblazoned with the names of murdered police and prison officers has been met with widespread condemnation. The bonfi(...)

The PSNI is most accountable police service in the European Union.

For those engaged in the negotiations leading up to the Belfast Agreement, the future of policing was a central, but seemingly intractable problem. A(...)

Less than a third of current PSNI officers are from a Catholic background. Photograph: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker

As the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Belfast Agreement approaches, one of the first thing Police Service of Northern Ireland recruits are sti(...)

PSNI constable Ronan Kerr’s hat rests on his coffin at his funeral in 2011 after he was targeted and killed by dissidents. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Sinn Féin and the SDLP have called for a return of 50:50 Catholic/Protestant PSNI recruitment after the latest figures indicate a nationalist resistan(...)

Seamus McGrane (63), from Dromisikin in Co Louth, has been jailed for eleven and a half years for directing the activities of a terrorist organisation which plotted an explosion during the State visit of Britain’s Prince Charles two years ago.

Dissident republican leader Seamus McGrane was bugged by gardaí as he plotted in a well-known Dublin pub with another man to carry out an operation in(...)

Constable Ronan Kerr died in an under-car bomb explosion in Omagh, Co Tyrone in 2011. Photograph: PSNI/PA Wire

The PSNI has arrested two men in connection with the dissident republican murder of Constable Ronan Kerr in an under-car bomb explosion in Omagh, Co T(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster signs a book of condolences for Martin McGuinness at Stormont in Belfast. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Former DUP first minister Arlene Foster was one of the Northern party leaders who paid tribute to Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness at Stormont on Wednesd(...)

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