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Participants of the gay pride parade in Dublin last year. Gardaí will join their Northern Irish counterparts in Belfast on Saturday and take part in the city’s Pride event. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

Uniformed gardaí are due to join their PSNI colleagues, also in uniform, at this year’s gay pride parade in Belfast on Saturday. The PSNI already has(...)

Loyalist protesters converge on Belfast City Hall, January 2013, over the removal of the Union flag from the venue. Assistant Chief Constable Will Kerr has  been involved in managing such difficult frontline policing in Northern Ireland  as the loyalist flags protests and parading. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

One of the PSNI’s most senior officers, Assistant Chief Constable Will Kerr, has taken up a post with the British National Crime Agency (NCA), often d(...)

Police have uncovered what is believed to be a significant dissident republican arms hide in Co Armagh. Firearms and munitions were discovered during an ongoing two-day search operation on the outskirts of Lurgan. Photograph: Pacemaker

Arms, explosives and other material discovered in Co Armagh and described as a “major” dissident republican weapons cache were in an “advanced stage o(...)

Former constable Peadar Heffron lost a leg after  a booby trap bomb exploded under his car in January 2010. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Senior PSNI officers met former constable Peadar Heffron to apologise to him personally for a failure to pass on information about a dissident bomb a(...)

Constable Peadar Heffron suffered serious injuries when the undercar booby trap device was detonated near Randalstown in Co Antrim five years ago.

Four Police Service of Northern Ireland police intelligence officers should be disciplined for their failure to pass on information about a bomb attac(...)

Dissident republicans are thought to be responsible for the disruptive security alerts which come after the PSNI announced it would be recruiting 100 new officers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A bomb has been made safe at a Derry hotel which is due to host a PSNI recruitment event next week. The viable improvised explosive device (IED) was (...)

Belfast Metropolitan College’s Millfield campus was evacuated due to a security alert. Photograph: Albert Bridge/Wikimedia Commons

Police in the North have been dealing with a series of security alerts at venues in Belfast, Omagh and Derry that are due to host PSNI recruitment inf(...)

Police Service of Northern Ireland’s (PSNI) new chief constable in-waiting George Hamilton, with policing board chair Anne Connolly, during his first press conference since his appointment. Photograph: PA

PSNI chief constable designate George Hamilton has been warned that the “fun’s over now” ahead of him taking on his responsibilities. At the end of an(...)

George Hamilton also served as assistant chief constable in the crime division in Strathclyde in Scotland from 2009 to 2011. Photograph: PA

The next PSNI chief constable will be George Hamilton who currently is an assistant chief constable with the force, the North’s Policing Board has ann(...)

PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott is retiring this autumn and the Policing Board has advertised for his successor for the next five years. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Northern Ireland’s next chief constable will receive a salary of almost £200,000 (€241,000) a year. Matt Baggott is retiring this autumn(...)

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