Troubles



Judge concludes there is 'real prospect' Omagh bombing could have been prevented

It is "plausible" that security services had "a real prospect of preventing the Omagh bombing", a High Court judge in Belfast has ruled.

Published 23 July 2021

Stormont unanimously rejects proposal for Troubles 'statute of limitations'

The Northern Ireland Assembly has unanimously rejected deeply controversial UK government proposals to end all criminal prosecutions linked to the Troubles.

Published 21 July 2021

Criminal prosecutions for Troubles killings to be ended under UK government plan

All criminal prosecutions linked to killings during the Troubles would be brought to an end under deeply controversial proposals announced by the UK government yesterday.

Published 15 July 2021

Mr Justice McAlinden named president of Victims' Payments Board

Mr Justice Gerry McAlinden has been appointed as president of the Victims’ Payments Board, which will determine who is entitled to payments under the new Troubles pension scheme.

Published 25 February 2021

Executive under obligation to fund Troubles pensions, Court of Appeal rules

Stormont's Executive Office is under a legal obligation to fund a pension for people who suffered severe injuries in the Troubles, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

Published 10 February 2021

Judge appointed as interim president of Troubles pension scheme board

Mr Justice Gerry McAlinden has been appointed as interim president of the Victims' Payments Board, which will determine who is entitled to payments under the new Troubles pension scheme.

Published 6 November 2020

Legacy inquest appeal for information on death of Leo Norney

An appeal has been issued for information on the death of Leo Norney on 13 September 1975.

Published 23 October 2020

Documentary filmmaker instructs Ó Muirigh Solicitors over 'smear campaign'

Belfast-based Ó Muirigh Solicitors has been instructed by filmmaker Séan Murray following a "smear campaign by certain media commentators and individuals on social media".

Published 6 October 2020

Ex-justice minister rebuked over attack on RTÉ documentary screening

Former justice minister Charlie Flanagan has been rebuked by lawyers and campaigners after complaining to RTÉ over its broadcast of a documentary exploring state collusion with loyalists during the Troubles.

Published 2 October 2020

Troubles pension scheme to open for applications in March 2021

The legacy pension scheme for victims of the Troubles will likely not open for applications until March 2021, Justice Minister Naomi Long has said.

Published 24 September 2020

Victims' commissioner calls for urgent appointment of successor

The outgoing Commissioner for Victims and Survivors has called on the Executive Office to appoint a successor as a matter of urgency.

Published 26 August 2020

Department of Justice to administer Troubles pension scheme

The implementation of the legacy pension scheme for victims of the Troubles will move ahead following the designation of the Department of Justice as the administrator of the scheme.

Published 25 August 2020

Executive Office unlawfully stymieing implementation of Troubles pension scheme

The Executive Office is unlawfully stymieing the implementation of the legacy pension scheme for victims of the Troubles, the High Court in Belfast has ruled.

Published 21 August 2020

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