Matt Baggott

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The July 1972 attack on the village of Claudy, Co Londonderry,  left nine people dead, including three children. Photograph: PA

A PSNI decision to suspend an investigation into the notorious Claudy bombing that claimed nine lives has left relatives of the victims “frustrated a(...)

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams  speaking to media on the plinth at Leinster House. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The North’s Police Ombudsman Dr Michael Maguire and Attorney General John Larkin are now separately examining whether the Sinn Féin president Gerry Ad(...)

North’s health minister Edwin Poots made a number of explicit and implicit criticisms of Gerry Adams (above) over how he dealt with his brother, Liam Adams’s sexual abuse of his daughter. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The North’s health Minister Edwin Poots has accused the Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams of letting down his niece Aine Adams. He also said that the Po(...)

 Willie Frazer arrives at Laganside Court dressed up as radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Loyalist campaigner Willie Frazer turned up at a Belfast court today dressed as radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza in a protest at charges he faces. He a(...)

The PSNI has spent more than £15 million (€17.8 million) policing parades and protests since April of this year while 689 officers have been injured i(...)

 Jean McConville  with three of her children shortly before she disappeared in 1972. Photograph: Pacemaker Belfast

The family of Jean McConville, who was abducted and murdered by the IRA more than 40 years ago, is suing the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)(...)

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has taken legal action to prevent the release of documents containing the names of Northern Ireland security force members.

Inquest documents at the centre of an escalating disclosure dispute will remain under wraps until at least Thursday. High Court undertaking were given(...)

Twenty families of those killed by the British army in Northern Ireland between 1971 and 1992 are to sue PSNI chief constable Matt Baggott over the manner in which the cases have been re-examined. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish TImes

Twenty families of those killed by the British army in Northern Ireland between 1971 and 1992 are to sue PSNI chief constable Matt Baggott over the ma(...)

A file photo showing  rescuers, soldiers and civilians, digging with their  hands in the  rubble after the bombing of  McGurk’s bar in  Belfast. Photograph: PA

Families of the victims of one of Northern Ireland’s worst terrorist atrocities are planning to start a legal bid to obtain a report into the killing(...)

A dreadful inevitability

Five nights of rioting in Belfast. A drearily predictable Twelfth takes up where loyalism’s town hall flag wavers left off barely six months ago. We’r(...)

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