Security Service

Security 'secrecy' still spooking nationalists

The past week was a watershed in republican attitudes to the police. But the ongoing presence of MI5 is the stumbling block to a total acceptance, argues Brian Rowan

Coroner concerned by ‘elusive’ nature of MI5

Northern Ireland’s most senior coroner yesterday admitted to becoming “increasingly vexed” at his inability to contact the top secret MI5 organisation. Coroner John Leckey expressed a growing irritation at the elusive nature of the intelligence agency’s new role in Northern Ireland.