Trevor Birney

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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(...)

Journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey leave the royal courts of justice in Belfast on Friday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A man who lost his uncle and his great uncle in the 1994 Loughinisland massacre has vowed the families will “battle on” to get justice for the bereave(...)

Investigative journalists Barry McCaffrey (left) and Trevor Birney standing outside Belfast high court on Wednesday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The issuing of warrants used to arrest two Belfast journalists last year was “inappropriate,” the most senior judge in Northern Ireland has found. Lo(...)

Gerry Carson of the NUJ, Patrick Corrigan of Amnesty International, journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey and Conservative MP and former Brexit secretary David Davis outside the high court in Belfast on Tuesday. Photograph:   Jonathan Porter/PressEye

The police officer responsible for the arrests last year of two journalists who made a documentary about the 1994 Loughinisland massacre was concerned(...)

Journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey pictured with David Davis MP outside Belfast High Court on Tuesday, ahead of their case challenging the seizure of material relating to their investigations into the 1994 Loughinisland massacre. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Raids on the homes and offices of two Belfast journalists were an “outrage” more akin to a police state than a liberal democracy, the high court in Be(...)

World Press Freedom Day: “Lyra ... was fearless, as the women of Derry are fearless, and they will not be intimidated by sinister threats daubed on signposts in the dark of night.” Photograph: PA

The vulnerability of journalists like Lyra McKee - and of journalism - has been highlighted at an event to mark World Press Freedom day. Séamus Dool(...)

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