Garda Commissioner Drew Harris (right), Minister for Justice  Charlie Flanagan (centre) and PSNI acting deputy chief constable Stephen Martin, at the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle, Co. Down, during the cross-Border conference on organised crime Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Dissident republicans will “undoubtedly” attempt to exploit any form of hard border post-Brexit for their own ends, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has(...)

The murder is being linked to a long-running feud between two different factions of the Ulster Defence Association. Photograph: PA Wire

The man shot dead in front of his son in a supermarket car park in Bangor, Co Down on Sunday has been named locally as Colin Horner. The 35-year-old(...)

Assistant Chief Constable Stephen Martin said the PSNI was extremely concerned about the situation at the Castlemara estate in Carrickfergus, Co Antrim. File photograph: Google Street View

A PSNI commander has called for mediation to resolve a bitter dispute in a loyalist estate in Carrickfergus that has so far cost £1.6 million to polic(...)

The prank, originating in America, involves people dressing up as clowns to try to intimidate or scare the public. Photograph: Helen H Richardson

A senior police officer in Northern Ireland has warned anyone thinking of taking part in the “killer clown” craze to consider the possible consequence(...)

Late loyalist leader Billy Wright photographed  in front of a loyalist mural in early 1997. File photograph: PA Photo

Northern Ireland’s chief constable has expressed regret over the police’s handling of a controversy around the erection of a poster celebrating a not(...)

Gardaí showing off their dancing moves in the ‘Running Man Challenge’. Photograph: An Garda Síochana screenshot

The gardaí have dared the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to “show us your moves” in a “running-man” dance-off. The video posted on You Tu(...)

Tommy Hefferon  at the Twaddell Avenue protest camp in north Belfast. Loyalists believe they are victims of a two-tier policing system. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

A Parades Commission decision to restrict an Orange march in north Belfast has had lasting consequences. There have been more than 1,000 days of prot(...)

 Adrian Ismay: “He was greatly respected by all those who knew him,” said Stormont’s Minister for Justice David Ford and Northern Ireland Prison Service director general Sue McAllister.     Photograph: Department of Justice/PA Wire

A postmortem will be carried out on Wednesday on the remains of a prisoner officer injured in a dissident republican bomb attack in Belfast this mont(...)

Forensic officers search the scene on the M1 motorway where prison officer David Black was shot as he drove near the town of Lurgan, Northern Ireland on November 1st, 2012. Photograph: Reuters

The group calling itself “the IRA”, which also goes under the name of the New IRA and which claimed responsibility for the attempted murder of a Belfa(...)

Police officers  attempt to contain disturbances along the controversial Ardoyne flashpoint area on July 13th, 2015 in Belfast. Photograph:   Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

I was in Belfast last month for the Twelfth “festivities”. It was awful. Those “festivities” were held on a Monday, as the Twelfth this year fell on a(...)