Troubles



Victims 'let down again' over long-awaited compensation scheme

Victims of the conflict in Northern Ireland "have been let down again" after the implementation date for a long-awaited compensation scheme was missed, the Victims' Commissioner has said.

Published 3 June 2020

Former soldier charged with attempted murder launches legal campaign against prosecutions

A former British soldier charged with the attempted murder of a 27-year-old man in 1974 has launched a legal campaign to end the prosecution of former soldiers for Troubles-related offences.

Published 12 February 2020

Jon Boutcher appointed to lead independent police team investigating collusion

Former Bedfordshire chief constable Jon Boutcher has been appointed to lead an independent police team investigating alleged collusion between the security forces and the so-called "Glenanne gang".

Published 2 December 2019

Tories pledge to rewrite human rights laws to protect British soldiers from prosecution

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will today pledge to amend the Human Rights Act to bring an end to the "unfair trials" of soldiers over their conduct in Northern Ireland, according to reports.

Published 11 November 2019

Bill to enhance cooperation with NI coroners' inquests into Troubles' deaths

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has announced the publication of the Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) Bill 2019, following approval by the Government.

Published 1 July 2019

Government law would allow gardaí to give evidence at Northern Ireland legacy inquests

Gardaí would be allowed to give evidence at legacy inquests in Northern Ireland under proposed laws.

Published 27 June 2019