Judge sets jail tariff for RUC murderer
Published: Friday, 06 December 2013
Convicted terrorist Seamus Martin Kearney, jailed for life for the IRA murder of part-time RUC man John Proctor 32 years ago, has been told he should serve a minimum of 20 years for the killing.
'Justice worth the wait' for RUC widow
Published: Thursday, 05 December 2013
More than three decades after her husband's murder, a police widow tells UTV it was worth the wait to see his killer convicted.
Anger at Adams’ comments on collusion
Published: Wednesday, 04 December 2013
There has been outrage after Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said he does not believe that Gardaí colluded in the IRA murders of two senior RUC officers.
Smithwick finds 'gardaí tipped off IRA'
Published: Tuesday, 03 December 2013
The IRA were tipped off by gardaí with information which proved vital in the plot to murder the two most senior policemen to die during the Troubles, the Smithwick tribunal into allegations of collusion has found.
Smithwick report handed to families
Published: Monday, 02 December 2013
A report examining alleged collusion by Gardai in the murders of two senior RUC officers has been given to their families.
Support for end to Troubles prosecutions
Published: Sunday, 01 December 2013
A former Policing Board chairman has said there is support for ending Troubles-related prosecutions despite the initial public outcry of opposition.
Smithwick report on police murders due
Published: Thursday, 28 November 2013
The Dáil is set to find out if the Smithwick Tribunal has found evidence to support claims of gardaí collusion in the IRA murders of the two most senior police officers to be killed in the Troubles.
Son’s sadness for murdered RUC father
Published: Thursday, 28 November 2013
The son visited as a newborn by his RUC reservist father minutes before he was shot dead has spoken of his sadness 32 years later, as a convicted terrorist was jailed for life over the killing.
Fr Alec Reid ‘was peace messenger’
Published: Wednesday, 27 November 2013
Father Alex Reid has been hailed as "a messenger of Christ who announced peace", at his funeral Mass in Clonard Monastery in west Belfast.
Omagh bomb court appeal continues
Published: Wednesday, 27 November 2013
One of the men challenging a verdict that he is liable for the Omagh bombing was a self-confessed Real IRA terrorist, the Court of Appeal has heard.
America's tribute to Fr Alec Reid
Published: Saturday, 23 November 2013
The US government has described the late Fr Alec Reid, who passed away in a Dublin hospital on Friday morning, as having "deep faith and moral courage."
'Chaplain of peace process' Reid dies
Published: Friday, 22 November 2013
Tributes are pouring in for Father Alec Reid, described as the "chaplain of the peace process" in Northern Ireland, who has died at the age of 82.
Potential £200m bill to police the past
Published: Thursday, 21 November 2013
A report by Criminal Justice Inspection has said policing the past is costing £30m a year and could rise to almost £200m over the next five years.
Troubles proposals 'betrayal of victims'
Published: Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Victims of the Troubles in Northern Ireland have spoken out about their anger and dismay over proposals by the Attorney General to end related investigations, inquests and prosecutions.
Pressure mounts on NI Attorney General
Published: Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Blocking future Troubles-related prosecutions in Northern Ireland would be "rather dangerous", Prime Minister David Cameron has told the House of Commons - in the wake of proposals by the Attorney General John Larkin QC.
Police witnesses' absence criticised
Published: Tuesday, 19 November 2013
The inability of senior police officers to testify at an inquest into the 1994 UVF shooting of a Co Tyrone pensioner has "disadvantaged" the case, a barrister has claimed.
Delay over 'shoot-to-kill' file release
Published: Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Police are set to take another year to release all confidential files related to the controversial "shoot-to-kill" inquests, a coroner has been told.
McGurk's families to get HET report
Published: Tuesday, 19 November 2013
A report into the 1971 McGurk's Bar bombing is to be given to the victims' families within two weeks, the High Court has heard.
Dealing with the legacy of the past
Published: Friday, 15 November 2013
The American diplomat Richard Haass is due back in Belfast next week for another round of talks.
Family's doubt over secret army camera
Published: Thursday, 14 November 2013
The family of a Dungannon pensioner murdered by the UVF have said it is "inconceivable" that a secret army surveillance camera adjacent to the house where she was murdered could not film at night time.
Judgment reserved over officer's murder
Published: Wednesday, 13 November 2013
Judgement has been reserved in the Belfast trial of a man accused of the murder of police reservist John Proctor, who was gunned down over 30 years ago after visiting his wife and new-born son in the Mid-Ulster Hospital.
RUC man's last words before murder
Published: Tuesday, 12 November 2013
The last words passed between a policeman and his young wife, who he was visiting in hospital following the birth of their first child, moments before he was fatally shot were read out in court on Tuesday.
Surviving soldiers return to bomb scene
Published: Monday, 11 November 2013
Twenty-five years on from the Ballygawley bus bombings, around 30 former soldiers have returned to County Tyrone to the spot where the bomb went off and eight of their comrades were killed.
Politicians told 'solution to past needed'
Published: Monday, 11 November 2013
Victims who attended a human rights event at Stormont say it is time to find a solution to dealing with the past.
Man on trial over murder of RUC officer
Published: Monday, 11 November 2013
A man has gone on trial accused of the IRA murder of a part time RUC man 32 years ago.
Omagh appeal hearing 'won't be put back'
Published: Monday, 11 November 2013
Two republicans held liable for the Omagh bomb atrocity have failed in a bid to have their appeal hearings put back.
Police deny making boy change statement
Published: Thursday, 07 November 2013
Police hunting the killers of Co Tyrone spinster Roseann Mallon have rejected claims they bullied a 10-year-old boy into changing a statement.
'Security activity high' in murder area
Published: Wednesday, 06 November 2013
Security forces had intensified their activities in the area of Co Tyrone where Catholic pensioner Roseann Mallon was murdered almost 20 years ago, an inquest has heard.
Adams responds to Disappeared backlash
Published: Tuesday, 05 November 2013
Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has defended his appearance on a programme about the Disappeared and made a fresh appeal for information.
Edit of McGurk’s report considered
Published: Tuesday, 05 November 2013
The families of victims of one of Northern Ireland's worst terrorist atrocities may be set to see an edited version of a long-awaited report into the killings, the High Court has heard.
'Loyalists shot pensioner in the back'
Published: Monday, 04 November 2013
An inquest has heard how an arthritic pensioner was gunned down in a hail of bullets as she made a desperate attempt to flee to safety.
McGuinness renews Disappeared appeal
Published: Monday, 04 November 2013
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has appealed for those with information about undiscovered remains of the so-called Disappeared to come forward.
Orange memorial for murdered men
Published: Sunday, 03 November 2013
The Orange Order has unveiled a plaque in Co Fermanagh in memory of two Orangemen who were murdered during the Troubles.
Fresh appeal at walk for Disappeared
Published: Saturday, 02 November 2013
The families of the so-called Disappeared have gathered in the grounds of Stormont for their annual All Souls Day Silent Walk.
Shankill victims in Greysteel tribute
Published: Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Victims and families from the Shankill community in Belfast were among those who paid respects on Wednesday to those killed in the Greysteel shootings exactly 20 years ago.

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