Two murals removed in Mount Vernon
Published: Wednesday, 15 January 2014
Two infamous paramilitary murals in the loyalist Mount Vernon estate in north Belfast have been removed.
Government facing legal bid over Haass
Published: Tuesday, 14 January 2014
The British Government is facing legal action over its alleged non-implementation of the Haass proposals for dealing with Northern Ireland's troubled past, it has emerged.
Haass involvement in NI over
Published: Thursday, 09 January 2014
Former US diplomat Richard Haass has told UTV that his involvement in Northern Ireland is at an end and, indirectly, he seems to blame unionists for a lack of leadership.
Cost of policing the past raised by MP
Published: Thursday, 09 January 2014
The cost of policing the past arose during a special debate in Westminster on Wednesday throwing the Historical Enquiries team firmly back into the spotlight.
Man in court on double murder charge
Published: Wednesday, 08 January 2014
A man has appeared in court charged with the loyalist murders of two Catholic workmen nearly 20 years ago.
Loughgall civil action to include police
Published: Tuesday, 07 January 2014
A civil action against the Ministry of Defence over the SAS killings of eight IRA men has now widened to include the police.
MoD apologises over RAF poster in Derry
Published: Friday, 03 January 2014
The Ministry of Defence has apologised after a RAF recruitment poster erected in Londonderry close to the scene of the Bloody Sunday killings caused offence to residents and victims' relatives.
No deal at the end of Haass talks
Published: Tuesday, 31 December 2013
Marathon all-night political negotiations to resolve three contentious issues still affecting the Northern Ireland peace process have ended without an agreement.
Papers name Kelly in Maze shooting
Published: Friday, 27 December 2013
A newly-released state document has suggested that Gerry Kelly was the IRA prisoner who shot a warder during the Maze jailbreak 30 years ago.
Gardaí 'didn't value loyalty over honesty'
Published: Thursday, 12 December 2013
The Garda Commissioner has said he will never accept a judge's finding that officers valued loyalty to the force over the truth during an eight year inquiry which uncovered collusion with the IRA.
Secret Special Branch unit revealed
Published: Friday, 06 December 2013
Ballistics tests on the gun used to kill pensioner Roseann Mallon were done by RUC Special Branch officers who might not have been properly qualified, an inquest has heard.
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.

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