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Police confirmed the device found in the Great James Street facility yesterday afternoon was viable.

A second letter bomb has been discovered at a postal sorting office in Northern Ireland less than 24 hours after a similar device was fo(...)

John Downey: Emergency debate at Stormont  to discuss  fallout from court decision not to press ahead with action against Donegal man in connection with  1982 Hyde Park bombing. Picture: EPA/Facundo Arrizabalaga

The Northern Ireland Assembly has backed a DUP motion expressing outrage at secret British government deals with republican on-the-runs and calling(...)

UK government on the run

The release from jail of 400 loyalists and republicans on licence, many of them convicted killers, was always one of the most controversial and(...)

Ian Paisley: TV  programme triggered sharp reactions, with nationalist politicians saying that Dr Paisley was refusing to face up to the alleged part he played in fomenting sectarian division going back to the 1950s. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has accused the DUP and Ulster Unionist Party “of dancing to the tune of extremists” by failing to m(...)

Alliance leader David Ford  said “significant progress” was made in the Haass negotiations, but warned that the leaders must continue to move forward politically to disprove the cynics. Photograph:  Mark Pearce/Pacemaker

A meeting of the Northern Ireland party leaders to discuss the Haass proposals must show “genuine ambition and not just the illusion of activity”, (...)

Paul Givan, DUP chairman of the Stormont justice committee, welcomed  pay award, saying “prison staff live under a general threat of violence”.

More than 1,000 Northern Ireland prison officers, mostly recruited since 2002, are to receive extra “danger money” pay in light of the threat from dis(...)

‘Nothing is possible without men, nothing lasts without institutions.” Agreed institutions that reflect and reconcile diversity and that incorporate c(...)

The DUP’s team for the Haass talks: Arlene Foster, Mervyn Gibson, Jeffrey Donaldson and Jonathan Bell. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye.

It’s worth reading the final Richard Haass document on dealing with the past, parades and flags in full. Its 39 pages, which can be viewed here(...)

A gun attack has been carried out on a police station in Northern Ireland, Justice Minister David Ford has said. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire.

A gun attack has been carried out on a police station in Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland Justice Minister David Ford has said.The reported incident hap(...)

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan, Minister for Justice Alan Shatter, Northern Ireland Minister for Justice David Ford and PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott has said dissidents have shifted tactics in the past year and are now targeting the economy of Belfast and Northern (...)

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