Trevor Birney

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Failure to reform ‘prohibitive’ defamation law is among the threats to press freedom in the Republic, RSF said. Photograph: iStock

The Republic of Ireland has climbed one place to 12th in the latest press freedom index published by international non-profit Reporters Without Border(...)

Journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey were arrested in August 2018. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The apology by the Police Service of Northern Ireland to journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey is a welcome and overdue development in what Bi(...)

Barry McCaffrey (left) and Trevor Birney outside Belfast High Court. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s police chief has made an unreserved apology to two journalists arrested over material that appeared in a documentary on a Troubles (...)

Investigative journalists Barry McCaffrey (left) and Trevor Birney:  arrested for airing confidential material in a documentary. File Photorgraph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Police wrongly obtained warrants to carry out raids on the homes and offices of two Belfast journalists at a hearing which fell “woefully short” of fa(...)

  Niall Murphy, one of Northern Ireland’s most well-known solicitors, who is in a critical condition in hospital with coronavirus, his law firm has said.   Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

One of Northern Ireland’s most well-known solicitors is in a critical condition in hospital with coronavirus, his law firm has said. Niall Murphy, 43(...)

Six Catholics were shot dead by Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) gunmen in Heights Bar in  Co Down as they watched Ireland play in a 1994 World Cup football match.

RTÉ has become the first public service broadcaster to commit to screening the controversial documentary No Stone Unturned detailing the circumstances(...)

 O’Toole’s bar in  Loughinisland following the shooting dead of six Catholic men as  they watched Ireland’s opening World Cup match against Italy in 1994. Photograph: . PA Images via Getty Images

‘For the people of my province and the rest of Ireland Bear in mind these dead: I can find no plainer words. I dare not risk using that loaded word(...)

Durham Constabulary’s chief constable Mike Barton and Police Service of Northern Ireland chief constable George Hamilton  at a public meeting of the Policing Board in Belfast. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

A meeting of the Northern Ireland policing board has further exposed sharp differences between PSNI chief constable George Hamilton and the North’s po(...)

Journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey at Belfast High Court last week. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Police have ended their investigation of two Belfast-based journalists who were arrested over material they aired in their documentary on the Loughini(...)

Investigative journalists Barry McCaffrey (left) and Trevor Birney  outside Belfast High Court where a judge has order the police to return documents seized from them by police. Photograph: PA

Northern Ireland’s top judge has delivered a stinging rebuke to the Police Service of Northern Ireland for raiding the homes and offices of two journa(...)

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