Court of Appeal: Ombudsman overstepped mark but public statement upheld

The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland has held that comments made by the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland in his public statement about the Loughinisland massacre “overstepped the mark” by amounting to findings that members of the police force had committed criminal offences.

Published 19 June 2020

Police ombudsman to pay damages over 2011 Loughinisland report

The Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland will pay damages to families and survivors over its first report on the Loughinisland massacre.

Published 12 August 2019