Supporters in 2014 of the victims and families linked to the Ballymurphy killings. Photograph: PA

A call for a Hillsborough-style investigation into the Ballymurphy shootings by soldiers in Belfast has been rejected by the Stormont Assembly. Publi(...)

Northern Ireland justice minister David Ford condemned the attack and said it put the lives of local people at risk. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Probation offices in Derry have been damaged in an overnight explosion.British army bomb disposal experts are examining a second device near the scen(...)

The Northern Assembly’s justice committee arising from the Máiria Cahill (pictured) case has decided to hold an inquiry into how the North’s criminal justice system dealt with sexual abuse within the republican community. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

The Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, has written to Taoiseach Enda Kenny and DUP First Minister Peter Robinson calling for (...)

Former Labour Northern Ireland secretary of state Peter Hain said he saw “no point in endlessly searching for evidence of crimes committed so many years ago”. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA.

Former Labour Northern Ireland secretary of state, Peter Hain, has been strongly criticised by Sinn Féin and the SDLP for saying that British so(...)

Hunger strike demo on the Falls Road, Belfast, 1981. Photograph; Pacemaker

The Northern Assembly set aside 30 minutes to allow politicians pay tribute to Margaret Thatcher yesterday evening. It wasn’t all tributes, of (...)

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