Former US peace envoy to Northern Ireland George Mitchell at the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

On the night before the Good Friday Agreement, in one of the many last-minute crises of a heady week, I realised that, when leaving my Belfast hotel f(...)

Jackie Larkin, whose brother Gerard Brady was murdered by the Mount Vernon UVF in 1994, and Ciaran Fox, whose father Eamon Fox was also murdered  by the UVF, speaking to the press after the DPP’s decision. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Gary Haggarty had been billed as the “mother of all supergrasses” who could put away for life several senior Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) members and(...)

Mitchell Reiss was appointed by Northern Secretary James Brokenshire. Photograph: Eric Luke

President George W Bush’s former special envoy to Northern Ireland, Dr Mitchell Reiss, is to be one of the four members of the new Independent Reporti(...)

Conor McCann and Naoise McSherry in the Clann Eireann Youth Club in Lurgan, Co Armagh. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

History is not just history in a place like Lurgan. The Co Armagh town has not fully emerged from the Troubles and the vast majority of Protestants an(...)

A major bonfire burning on Saturday night, right beside terraced houses at Chobham Street, east Belfast. A large section of the pallets in the fire collapsed as they burned. Photograph:  Justin Kernoghan/Alan Lewis/PhotopressBelfast.co.uk

Fire-fighters had to douse a number of homes with jets of water to protect them from a major “Eleventh Night” bonfire in east Belfast on Saturday nigh(...)

The office of the North’s Police Ombudsman has confirmed that a file is to be sent to the Northern Ireland director of public prosecutions to determine if two former police officers should be charged for a number of crimes including conspiracy to murder

The office of the North’s Police Ombudsman has confirmed that a file is to be sent to the Northern Ireland director of public prosecutions to determin(...)

Comments by Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams in New York recently about holding an editor at gunpoint have come in for widespread criticism. Photograph: The Irish Times

Bodies representing newspapers and editors across the world have joined organisations such as the National Union of Journalists and the National Newsp(...)

Crowds attend the funeral of  Sunday World journalist Martin O’Hagan in 2001. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The North’s Public Prosecution Service (PPS) has announced it is no longer in a position to ask a court to review the sentence given to a loyalist sup(...)

Northern Ireland’s Director of Public Prosecutions Barra McGrory: has announced decisions on two high-profile cases. Photograph: Paul Faith

The North’s Director of Public Prosecutions Barra McGrory has announced decisions on two high-profile “supergrass” trials, one relating to notoriou(...)

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