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People take part in a Black Lives Matter protest in Custom House Square, Belfast. File photograph: Rebecca Black/PA Wire

Claims that police handling of Black Lives Matter protests in Belfast and Derry was unfair and discriminatory were justified, the Police Ombudsman for(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald, former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill at the funeral of former leading IRA figure Bobby Storey in west Belfast on June 30th. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A file on the police investigation into whether Covid-19 regulations were breached at the funeral of leading republican Bobby Storey in June this year(...)

A crowd listens to former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams speak during the funeral of Bobby Storey in Belfast in June. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

There would have been “widespread violence and disorder” if police had tried to stop or disperse the crowds attending the funeral of former IRA member(...)

Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane: Four of Northern Ireland’s political parties have united to call for a public inquiry into the murder of the Belfast solicitor.Photograph: Pacemaker

Statements from the North’s Police Ombudsman and the PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne appear to challenge the British government’s explanation for why(...)

PSNI chief constable Simon Byrne said: “We welcome the report and the scrutiny into the police response. We will now take time to consider its findings and recommendations.”

Northern Ireland’s Policing Board has questioned whether the force’s approach to Black Lives Matter protests was “unlawful”. CCTV and body-worn video(...)

PSNI chief constable Simon Byrne. File photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

PSNI chief constable Simon Byrne has said there is a “tacit acceptance” that in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Northern Ireland and the Republic will (...)

The fallout from the erroneous payments has led to Sinn Féin senator and former Foyle MP Elisha McCallion (above) and two party officials resigning from their positions. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The PSNI is considering whether to investigate the payment of three £10,000 Covid-19 business hardship grants to three ineligible Sinn Féin offices, i(...)

New uniforms for the PSNI. Photograph: PSNI

Police in Northern Ireland are to trial a proposed a new “fit for purpose” uniform, the PSNI chief constable Simon Byrne has announced. Mr Byrne said(...)

A man wearing a face mask walks past an entrance to Belfast City Hospital on Wednesday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster said that those who broke the new intensive period of coronavirus restrictions “can expect to feel the f(...)

Patricia Devlin is a reporter with the Sunday World. Photograph: Patricia Devlin

A Northern Ireland journalist has lodged a complaint to the North’s Police Ombudsman Marie Anderson over an alleged PSNI failure to investigate a thre(...)

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