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Some are asking why Garda Commissioner Drew Harris confirmed the 2015 report when asked by a journalist, instead of saying ‘no comment’. His northern counterpart tried that and only made matters worse. File photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Debate in the Republic on Sinn Féin’s connection to the IRA has centred around a 2015 PSNI and MI5 report. This is darkly ironic, once the provenance(...)

The device was found in the Silverwood Industrial Estate in Lurgan on Tuesday evening. File photograph: Paul McErlane

An explosive device has been made safe in Co Armagh. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said it was discovered in the Silverwood Industr(...)

Former PSNI deputy chief constable Stephen Martin  said he was shocked he was not on the shortlist. File image: Michael McHugh/PA Wire

The North’s Policing Board has defended its recruitment processes after the former acting deputy chief constable Stephen Martin said he is taking lega(...)

Seamus Mallon and  John Hume at the SDLP 33rd annual conference at the Wellington Park Hotel, Belfast in 2004. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tributes have been paid from across the political spectrum to Seamus Mallon, the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland and deputy leader of(...)

INorthern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) (L) and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill of republican party Sinn Fein/ Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/ Northern Ireland Executive/AFP/ Getty Images

The new Northern Executive met for the first time on Tuesday while the new Northern Assembly also got down to normal business with the first major ann(...)

Arlene Foster (left) and Michelle O’Neill  at Parliament Buildings, Stormont.  Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA

If Northern Ireland has been given hope this weekend, it is due, ultimately, to the courage of five individuals – the leaders of the political parties(...)

Alliance party leader Naomi Long talks to the media in Stormont on Saturday. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Northern Ireland finally had a fully functioning local administration after the new Northern Executive was selected on Saturday afternoon. The Minist(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald, deputy leader Michelle O’Neill  and party colleagues in the Great Hall of Parliament Buildings, Stormont, on Friday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Northern parties, on the back of the British and Irish governments’ New Decade, New Approach proposals, are due at Stormont at lunchtime on Saturd(...)

 Lyra McKee:  was shot dead  during riots in the Creggan area of Derry in April. PSNI/AFP/Getty Images

Less than 24 hours after the murder of the woman she planned to marry, Sara Canning found herself on a platform in the middle of Derry’s Creggan esta(...)

The seat of Fianna Fáil MEP for Dublin Barry Andrews is in ‘cold storage’ pending the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

The Alliance Party has welcomed a proposal that the three Northern Ireland MEPs, who will lose their seats once the United Kingdom leaves the European(...)

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