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Over a five-year period more than 57,000 Catholics were recorded as being  arrested. By contrast, nearly 31,000 Protestants were  arrested, PSNI figures reveal. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Close to double the number of Catholics as Protestants were arrested and charged over a five-year period in Northern Ireland, according to PSNI statis(...)

Mark Sykes – who was injured in a loyalist shooting in 1992 – was arrested after police officers intervened at a memorial event held on the 29th anniversary of the attack. File photograph: PA Wire

Two police officers who arrested the victim of a loyalist gun attack at a commemoration in Belfast earlier this year will not be prosecuted. The Nor(...)

 PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne:  “Society has changed enormously in 20 years [and] representation is about a more diverse workforce drawn from all our communities”.  Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

The North’s Chief Constable has said he does not believe a return to the policy of 50:50 recruitment is the way to increase the number of Catholic off(...)

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl added that changing the accessibility of politicians would amount to allowing the ‘criminals who carry out these heinous acts to win’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl has predicted that public access to politicians in Ireland will not change after the killing of British MP David Ames(...)

PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The North’s 18 MPs have been contacted by PSNI chief constable Simon Byrne about their personal security in the wake of the suspected terrorist killin(...)

PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne at police headquarters, east Belfast, on the release of a report into policing in south Armagh. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Little progress has been made on policing in South Armagh despite more than two decades of peace, with the Crossmaglen area in particular appearing to(...)

PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne said he wanted to ‘calm some of the rhetoric’  around Policing Board proposals. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The North’s Chief Constable has defended a review of policing in South Armagh at a meeting of the Policing Board, saying he wanted to “calm some of th(...)

UUP leader Doug Beattie is luring unionist-background voters away from Alliance, mainly with his liberal stance on social issues. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Northern Ireland now has its own version of Henry Kissinger’s question “who do I call if I want to speak to Europe?” Who do you call if you want to s(...)

PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne did not make any public comment following sharp criticism on Wednesday . File photograph: PA

Northern Ireland Chief Constable Simon Byrne is expected to come under increased pressure from unionist politicians over a review of policing in south(...)

PSNI chief constable Simon Byrne in Newry on Tuesday after briefing members of the south Armagh community on the details of the report on policing in the area. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

To step inside Crossmaglen police station in south Armagh is to step back in time. The public entrance is a single, metal door with a buzzer set in a(...)

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