Almost 230 people were detained in Northern Ireland under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000 last year, according to a statistical bulletin published by the Northern Ireland Office (NIO). It is the highest number of arrests made in the jurisdiction under anti-terror laws since 2005. Under the law,
Nearly 700 court cases have been taken against parents in Northern Ireland over the past five years due to their children failing to appear at school. The figures were published by the Education Authority in response to a question from Alex Easton MLA in the Northern Ireland Assembly.
A combined operation by the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) has seen 25 people arrested on child pornography charges. The two agencies are working together in "Operation Jarra" to crack down on those accessing indecent images of children on the Internet.
Northern Ireland secretary Theresa Villiers MP The names of the three independent reviewers who will help produce a contemporary assessment of paramilitary organisations in Northern Ireland have been announced.
Northern Ireland secretary Theresa Villiers The secretary of state for Northern Ireland has said "serious consideration" should be given to the re-establishment of a body along the lines of the Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC).
Facebook has settled out of court after a father in Northern Ireland took the social media giant to court for failing to enforce its age restrictions, enabling a man to contact his daughter, then 11, and exchange photos with her “of a sexual nature”. The girl set up numerous accounts to contact
A total of 259 alleged sexual offences in schools across Northern Ireland were reported in 2012-15, according to a BBC investigation into school-based sex crimes. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) did not provide a breakdown of the types of sexual offences, but confirmed that 237 of the