Simon Byrne

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A photograph of a man appearing to read out the latest death threat against the directors of Quinn Industrial Holdings is being examined by the PSNI. Photograph: Courtesy of the Irish News

Police in Northern Ireland are scrutinising a photograph of a man appearing to read out the latest death threat against the directors of Quinn Industr(...)

DUP  leader Arlene Foster at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Belfast ahead of the DUP annual conference there this weekend. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The DUP leader has said Leo Varadkar set a precedent that has led some loyalists to contemplate violent resistance to the Brexit deal. Arlene Foster (...)

Bertie Ahern: ‘Talking through it, what are the meanings, clarifying it, understanding how it might work in practice – all of these things are helpful.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The EU and UK need to clarify “the lines of demarcation” on how the Brexit Border solution will work to ease concerns of Northern Ireland’s loyalists,(...)

There could be ‘a lot of emotion in loyalist communities and the potential for civil disorder’. Photograph: David Sleator

A Brexit deal which is seen to threaten the union between Great Britain and Northern Ireland could lead to civil disorder by loyalists, the head of th(...)

 Democratic Unionist Party MP and Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson speaking in the House of Commons during Saturday’s Brexit deal debate. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/AFP via Getty Images

The DUP wants to “get Brexit done” but it must be for the whole of the United Kingdom, it’s spokesman on leaving the European Union has said. On Sund(...)

Chief Constable Simon Byrne at Policing Board headquarters, Belfast. ‘I have absolute awe for what people do... every day having to check underneath their car, having to check their route to work.’ Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

In a conference room overlooking the Belfast waterfront, the 19 members of the North’s Policing Board sit in a semicircle. Opposite them is Northern I(...)

PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne: ‘We’re clearly there to facilitate normality and day-to-day policing.’ Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

The police in Northern Ireland will not staff any form of Border security after Brexit, the PSNI Chief Constable has said. “We will of course police(...)

Patrick Ryan: “I would have liked to have been much more effective than I was but we did not do too badly.” Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/

The police in Northern Ireland are examining a BBC interview with a former priest turned IRA member who admitted obtaining money and bomb components f(...)

Garda commissioner Drew Harris (right) and Chief Constable of the PSNI Simon Byrne speak to the media during the cross-border conference on organised crime at the Slieve Russell Hotel, Co Cavan. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Definite lines of enquiry are being pursued in the investigation into the abduction and attack on Fermanagh businessman Kevin Lunney, the Garda Commis(...)

A PSNI landrover  at Creggan in Derry after a day-long series of searches by the PSNI. Photograph: Trevor McBride

Northern Ireland’s top police officer says the terrorist threat is sophisticated and changing. Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Irel(...)

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