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The PSNI said there were ‘really, really difficult issues for us to resolve’. File photograph: The Irish Times

The North’s police service does not have the financial resources or the personnel to investigate all outstanding Troubles-related cases, the chief con(...)

Phil Hogan: it would be a mistake to think unionists or the UK government were enjoying his troubles and now his departure. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Last September, on the day he was appointed European trade commissioner, Phil Hogan made an ingenious suggestion. A new all-Ireland oversight body co(...)

A pupil returns to school at Holyrood secondary school in Glasgow on August 12th. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP via Getty Images

Britain’s education secretary has insisted the government is following the “best scientific and medical advice” after announcing a U-turn on guidance (...)

(L to R) Kylie McComb, Kathleen Malone, and Ruben Hughes protest  in Belfast over grading  by algorithm on Monday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

It feels as if all the long-denied problems with Northern Ireland’s education system have suddenly come to a head. Attempting to calculate A-level re(...)

North’s Minister for Education Peter Weir: abandoned the system after widespread controversy over a statistical “anomaly” that downgraded 37 per cent of marks. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

A and AS-level students in Northern Ireland will receive their revised grades on Friday, the North’s exam board, the Council for the Curriculum, Exami(...)

Brenda King formally took office in Belfast.

Northern Ireland’s new Attorney General has been sworn in today at the Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast. Brenda King formally took office as chief (...)

 Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill:   accused of ignoring the rule of law by her stance. File Photograph: Joe Boland/EPA

Victims of the Troubles are being denied pensions amid an apparent deliberate attempt to “stymie” the scheme for political reasons, the High Court in (...)

The searches are being conducted by members of the Special Detective Unit assisted by Armed Support Units. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Ten people have been arrested in Northern Ireland after a series of searches targeting so-called New IRA suspects on both sides of the Border. The op(...)

A-level student Ruben Hughes protests in Belfast on Monday over the handling of this year’s final grades. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Northern Ireland school leavers who received a final mark lower than that predicted by their teachers are to have their grades reinstated, the North’s(...)

Belfast bomb victim Jennifer McNern, outside Belfast’s High Court, as she begins court bid over Troubles compensation. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A judge has accused Stormont’s Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister of ignoring the rule of law by delaying a compensation scheme for Troubles victims. Mr(...)

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