Man arrested by police investigating murder of Paul Smyth

A man has been arrested by police investigating the murder of a man in the North.

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Time to forgive and secure a better future

When he took up office earlier this week, Simon Byrne, the new Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland appealed to the British government to lift the force’s obligation to deal with the past.

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PSNI chief plays down reintroduction of positive discrimination recruitment

The policy helped drive significant change, increasing the percentage of Catholic officers from 8% to over 30%.

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Shots fired at house in Co Tyrone

A number of shots were fired at a house in Co Tyrone in the early hours of this morning.

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Murder investigation launched after man's body found in Co Antrim

A murder investigation has been launched in the north after a man's body was discovered in Co Antrim.

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Outgoing PSNI chief constable meets President Higgins in Dublin

George Hamilton is retiring at the end of the month.

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Woman rescued from car in Lough Erne in serious condition

In the north, a woman is in a serious condition after being rescued from a lake in Co Fermanagh last night.

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Man arrested following stun gun seizure

A suspected stun gun and a quantity of class B and C drugs were seized during the incident Belfast city centre on Wednesday morning.

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Police investigate sudden death of pensioner in Co Armagh

The man, aged in his 80s, was found in the Levaghery Gardens area of Portadown.

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Submachine gun and assault rifles seized in Derry

Two men aged 44 and 43 have been arrested and remain in police custody.

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Durham police chief ‘stands corrected’ over arrest of journalists

Chief Constable Mike Barton was speaking as he appeared before a meeting of the Northern Ireland Policing Board.

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PSNI arrest man over shots fired on day of former INLA prisoner’s funeral

Photographs emerged of a masked gunman firing a rifle into the air outside the home of Michael McElkerney in Belfast.

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Man, 32, arrested on suspicion of membership of proscribed organisation

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of membership of a proscribed organisation.

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PSNI names new chief constable

Simon Byrne previously led a police force in England.

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12-year-old boy among three teens arrested after five petrol bombs were thrown at police in Derry

A 12-year-old boy and two 17-year-old youths have been arrested following what has been described as 'orchestrated' rioting in Derry.

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PSNI to patrol areas vulnerable to ATM attack tonight

Police in the North say the threat of more attacks on ATM machines is very real.

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Family of five in Derry escapes harm after car set alight outside their home

The incident happened outside a family home in Moneymore, Co Derry in the early hours of Monday.

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PSNI appeal for information after fire destroys nine cars

Detectives in the North are appealing for information after a fire broke out in County Armagh.

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Man killed, two women seriously injured in crash

The incident happened in Co Derry on Tuesday night.

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Arrest after security alerts see homes evacuated in Derry

A suspect aged 39 was detained in the city and taken to Belfast for questioning.

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Two arrested over damage to election posters

The men were arrested in Co Down on suspicion of causing criminal damage.

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Cookstown hotel limits activities after St Patrick’s Day crush tragedy

Teenagers Lauren Bullock, Morgan Barnard and Connor Currie died in a crush near the Greenvale Hotel in Co Tyrone last month.

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ATM thefts being carried out by copy-cat gangs: Garda Commissioner

The Garda Commissioner believes copy-cat gangs are the reason for the recent increase in ATM thefts.

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Police investigation after woman found dead

The discovery was made at a property in the New Lodge area of Belfast on Thursday morning.

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Recruitment firm to oversee appointment of next Northern Ireland police chief

English recruitment consultancy Pertemps Professional Development has been hired to design and deliver the process.

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PSNI given more time to question Lisa Dorrian murder suspects

Ms Dorrian was last seen alive at Ballyhalbert Caravan Park on the Co Down coast in February 2005.

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Elderly man dies after Co Antrim crash

A man in his 70s has died after a crash in Co Antrim.

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PSNI: Greenvale hotel tragedy investigators 'have done a good job'

Police investigating the deaths of three teenagers in a crush outside a disco have done a good job, a senior officer has said.

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Police investigating Tyrone hotel crush have done a good job, senior officer says

Teenagers Lauren Bullock, Morgan Barnard and Connor Currie died following a crush near the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown last month.

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Would-be robber bites off part of man’s earlobe

A 21-year-old man was arrested following the attempted robbery in north Belfast.

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Pipe bomb explodes at house in Derry

Police in the North are investigating a pipe bomb explosion in Derry.

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PSNI arrest six people in operation targeting crime linked to paramilitary organisation

A quantity of drugs was also seized in the operation led by the PSNI’s Paramilitary Crime Task Force.

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619 were in queue or car park on night of fatal crush at Cookstown disco

Police in the North have concluded that 619 people were in the queue or car park on the night of the crush at a disco in Cookstown.

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11 arrested during raids targeting loyalist paramilitaries

The Police Service of Northern Ireland also seized drugs, cash and expensive cars and jewellery.

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Six arrested as police raids target loyalist paramilitaries

The PSNI described the swoops as a ‘significant operation’ in a probe into the criminal activities of the East Belfast UVF.

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Sinn Féin leader and PSNI chief hold ‘frank and constructive’ meeting

Mary Lou McDonald and George Hamilton had a conversation in Washington DC.

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Man arrested after 53-year-old woman found dead

A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a woman in East Belfast.

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Man arrested over fatal stabbing of Belfast community worker

The 32-year-old suspect was arrested at Manchester Airport and is to be brought to Northern Ireland for questioning.

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PSNI investigating after man with firearm threatens rail workers

The workers were carrying out planned engineering on a section of the railway at Lake St.

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PSNI chief hits out at Mary Lou McDonald’s ‘ill-judged’ comments

George Hamilton said Mary Lou McDonald’s remarks ran directly contrary to Sinn Féin's professed advocacy of ‘integrity, fairness and equality’.

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Foster: Police chief recruitment ‘compromised’ by SF leader remarks

Mary Lou McDonald has declined to apologise for voicing opposition to any current police commander in Northern Ireland succeeding George Hamilton.

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Murder investigation launched after man’s body found in Co Antrim

The man’s body was found in a house in Church Road area at around 1pm.

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Criminal justice inspector to prioritise review into PSNI disclosure methods

Last week, it emerged that the PSNI failed to release ‘significant information’ relating to a notorious loyalist mass shooting.

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'There's nothing to apologise for' - Mary Lou McDonald on her PSNI chief comments

Mary Lou McDonald has refused to apologise for voicing opposition to any current police commander in Northern Ireland succeeding the retiring chief constable.

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Political opponents quick to condemn McDonald over police chief remarks

The party president said she did not have confidence in any of the current senior PSNI command team to succeed Mr Hamilton.

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Sinn Féin leader voices concern over appointment of next PSNI chief constable

Mrs McDonald said the PSNI had ‘zero credibility’ in its handling of cases linked to the legacy of the Troubles.

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Demonstrations across Belfast call for Troubles legacy to be addressed

The Time For Truth campaign protests come days after police were criticised for withholding information over a notorious Loyalist shooting.

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Police investigating report of shot fired in Belfast

The alleged incident took place on Amcomri Street on Friday night.

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Man arrested in connection with armed burglary in Belfast

Two masked men, one carrying a suspected firearm, entered a house in the area and assaulted a man and woman.

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Politicians say questions remain after PSNI failure to disclose Belfast shooting info

Sinn Fein MLA Gerry Kelly has demanded a meeting with the Chief Constable, while the DUP welcomed the apology from police but said questions remain.

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PSNI 'failed to disclose significant information about Loyalist mass shooting'

Police in Northern Ireland failed to disclose "significant information" relating to a notorious Loyalist mass shooting to a police watchdog.

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Man whose body found in Co Tyrone town alleyway named locally

The man whose body was found in an alleyway in Co Tyrone yesterday morning has been named as Pat Ward.

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Man arrested in Derry over indecent images of children

The 35-year-old was arrested in Derry on Tuesday by detectives from the PSNI’s Child Internet Protection Team

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Shotguns, knives and suspected acid removed from Co Derry church grounds

Loaded shotguns, knives, and suspected acid have been removed from the grounds of a church in County Derry, following an incident yesterday.

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Police investigating theft of two ATMs in Antrim

Police in the North are investigating the theft of two ATM machines in County Antrim.

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Arson attack on west Belfast house latest in a series of incidents

A house in west Belfast, previously attacked on New Year’s Eve, has been badly damaged in a fire which started in the early hours of Thursday.

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Shots fired at apartment in west Belfast

No-one was in the property in the Upper Springfield Road area at the time.

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Man, 20, arrested in connection with stabbing in Co Down

A 20-year-old man has been arrested in the North in connection with a stabbing incident in County Down.

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More than one paramilitary-style attack a week this year in the North

Paramilitary gangs carried out on average more than one attack a week in the North this year, the UK Government has said.

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Gunman who killed father on school run had struck before, police believe

Jim Donegan was shot dead as he waited for his son in his car outside St Mary’s Grammar School in west Belfast on December 4.

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