Birney/McCaffrey case

Investigative journalists reach settlement with PSNI

Investigative journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey, who won a judicial review in connection with police raids on their homes and office, have reached a settlement with the PSNI.

Published 30 November 2020

Court of Appeal: Hearing to obtain search warrants against journalists fell 'woefully short' of required standard

The conduct of ex parte hearings where the PSNI obtained warrants in respect of the investigation into the theft of documents from the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland relating to the 1994 Loughinisland massacre fell “woefully short” of a fair hearing, the Court of Appeal has held.

Published 13 July 2020

Criminal investigation into Northern Ireland journalists dropped after judicial review victory

A criminal investigation into two Northern Ireland journalists who won a judicial review in connection with police raids on their homes and office has been dropped.

Published 4 June 2019

High Court 'minded to quash' search warrants against Northern Ireland journalists

The Lord Chief Justice, Sir Declan Morgan, has indicated he is "minded to quash" the search warrants linked to the raids on the homes and office of two Northern Ireland journalists.

Published 30 May 2019

High Court begins to hear judicial review brought by journalists against police raids

The High Court in Belfast has begun hearing a judicial review brought by two Northern Ireland journalists whose homes and offices were raided by police following the release of their documentary, No Stone Unturned.

Published 28 May 2019