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Hugh Connor, Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland, speaking at a press briefing on child sex abuse in Belfast yesterday. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

The PSNI has made more than 30 arrests and charged a number of people in connection with a major investigation of alleged sex abuse of vulnerable youn(...)

A number of people have been arrested as part of a major investigation into the sexual exploitation of children and young people in Northern Ireland. (...)

Paul Givan, a DUP Assembly member and chairman of the justice committee, said: “The news that such activity has been taking place is gravely disturbing. The horrors of these crimes leave us only to pray for the victims and work towards ensuring the perpetrators are brought to justice.”

A special joint session of the Stormont Assembly committees dealing with health and justice takes place today to consider a response to the recently a(...)

A major investigation has been launched by detectives after a review was carried out in the North following two wide-scale abuse inquiries in England. They believe about 22 young persons “may be at risk” from a group or groups of men outside the care home system.

The PSNI believes it has identified more than 20 young people who may have suffered sexual exploitation after they went missing from care since early (...)

New information has come to light about the murders following and investigation by the PSNI’s Historical Inquiries Team.

New inquests into the deaths of 10 Protestant workers murdered in Co Armagh in January 1976 have been ordered by the North’s attorney general.They die(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Orange Order should engage with the new all-party Assembly committee chaired by former US envoy to Northern Ireland Richard Haass to try to find a(...)

PSNI Chief Constable Will Kerr displays a police officer’s helmet which was struck by a ceremonial sword during rioting in north Belfast on Friday night. Photograph: Lesley-Anne McKeown/PA

The Democratic Unionist Party has defended the right to protest peacefully while condemning loyalist rioters and the Parades Commission for banning an(...)

 Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers: has ruled out the British government getting directly involved in the controversy

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has ruled out the British government getting directly involved in the controversy over allegations that the DUP Mi(...)

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson (right) and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness have appealed for peace on the streets this summer. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s most senior politicians have appealed for peace on the streets this summer.It comes ahead of the first contentious loyalist march t(...)

US president Barack Obama’s speech in the Waterfront Hall in Belfast “hit the nail on the head”, said Northern Ireland Minister for Finance Sammy Wilson. Photograph:  Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers said the Obama visit to Belfast and his Waterfront Hall speech made it “a great day for Northern Ireland, with one(...)

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