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Last year
Four charged after pre-planned search operation targeting the East Belfast UVF
Eight firearms, a large quantity of ammunition, three pipe bombs, balaclavas and UVF flags and emblems were seized.
# Threat
PSNI investigating if UVF behind hijacking that disrupted Simon Coveney speech in Belfast
A van driver was threatened by two gunmen and forced to drive to another street, where a hoax device was then placed in the vehicle.
All time
# Northern Ireland
PSNI rules out involvement of loyalist paramilitaries in orchestrating recent violence
The PSNI have said they do not believe the violence was ‘sanctioned and organised by prescribed organisations’.
# east belfast uvf
Three men arrested over loyalist gathering in east Belfast
The PSNI has linked the incident to the East Belfast UVF.
# Pitt Park
PSNI investigate gathering of masked men in east Belfast
Scores of masked men were seen in east Belfast on Tuesday in a video widely circulated on social media.
# statement
Linfield insist new kit's UVF resemblance is 'coincidental and unintentional'
In a statement, the football club from Belfast has ‘robustly and vigorously rejected’ claims to the contrary.
# Glenanne Gang
Glenanne gang: Former police chief to lead probe into alleged state collusion in the North
The Glenanne group was a deadly part of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) in Mid Ulster.
# Glenanne Gang
Glenanne gang: Court orders independent investigation into alleged collusion
Families of victims have welcomed the news.
# Drugs
Six people arrested after police operation into criminal activities of UVF in East Belfast
They were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply class A drugs.
# Witness appeal
Man arrested in connection with murder of Ian Ogle released on bail
Two men aged 36 and 38 remain in police custody.
# Belfast
Man was attacked by gang of at least five, stabbed 11 times and left to die on street
Police in Belfast have arrested six people as part of the investigation into Ian Ogle’s murder.
# McGurk's Bar
Families of bombing victims say they have 'damning proof' police lied about it being 'an IRA own-goal'
Fifteen people were killed in the UVF attack on McGurk’s Bar in Belfast in 1971.
# East Belfast
Man arrested on suspicion of supplying unlicensed door staff by police investigating UVF
A number of items were seized during the searches.
# gary haggarty
Loyalist 'supergrass' jailed for six-and-a-half years for five murders
Former Ulster Volunteer Force chief Gary Haggarty was a paid police informer.
# McGurk's Bar
Families of victims of deadliest Belfast bombing of The Troubles say PSNI has 'questions to answer'
Fifteen people were killed when a bomb exploded in McGurk’s Bar in north Belfast in December 1971.
# no stone unturned
United by Irish football and a sectarian pub massacre: The full story of Loughinisland is finally being told
A new documentary names the suspects in the massacre that killed five people while they watched Ireland play in the 1994 World Cup.
# gary haggarty
Former UVF commander pleads guilty to 200 offences, including five murders
Gary Haggarty’s numerous crimes had been under investigation by the PSNI’s Historical Enquiries Team for seven years.
# not backing down
Jeremy Corbyn is being attacked in the UK press over his 'refusal to directly condemn the IRA'
The pro-Tory papers have not been kind to the Labour leader today despite the fact he condemned all violence.
Semtex, guns and detonators found as police target 'dissident terrorists' in west Belfast
Two arrests come as the British government announced an assessment of paramilitary activity.
# Vigilante justice
Family: Gerry Adams told us our brother's killers would not be brought to police
Andrew Kearney was killed in a ‘punishment attack’ in 1998.
# Paramilitary
Masked trio claiming to be from UVF rob elderly men in their house
Links between this and a crime last week are being explored.
# Interview
'They'd only gone to the bar to support the Irish team, yet they died for their love of the sport' chats to Trevor Birney — the producer behind the ESPN ‘30 for 30′ doc on the Loughinisland tragedy.
# Murder
Police renew appeal over pub murders during 1994 Ireland-Italy match
Six men were shot dead while watching the World Cup match. No one has ever been charged with their murders.
# Reel stories
Sports Film of the Week: Ceasefire Massacre
This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Loughinisland tragedy.
# Murder
Four arrested in Northern Ireland over paramilitary murders
Three men were shot dead in 1994 and these arrests are part of an operation investigating a series of murders and crimes by the UVF in Belfast.
# McGurk's Bar
69-year-old man arrested over Belfast bomb that killed 15 people in 1971
One man was convicted of all 15 murders in 1978.
# berkshire
PSNI investigation into three murders leads to arrest in England
These include Catholic workmen Gary Convie and Eamon Fox, killed in 1994.
PSNI arrest three in connection with 1994 murder of Catholic workmen
The men are being questioned in relation to an investigation into murders by the UVF.
# Belfast
Man arrested in connection with the 1994 murder of two Catholic workmen
Gary Convie and Eamon Fox were shot at building site in Belfast twenty years ago.
# Northern Ireland
Man arrested over 'cold case' murder of father-of-five in 1993
Joseph Reynolds, a 40-year-old painter, was shot dead as he made his way to work in east Belfast 20 years ago.
# Northern Ireland
Police Ombudsman to investigate 2001 killing of Sunday World journalist
Martin O’Hagan was shot dead in Lurgan in September 2001.
# East Belfast
UVF mural with Martin Luther King quote replaces George Best tribute
Work on the painting was suspended earlier this month after community leaders intervened, but it has since been completed.
# The Troubles
Arrests made in the UK in connection with 1973 Belfast murder
Catholic teenager Seamus Gilmore was working at a petrol station on the Ballysillan Road in February 1973 when he was shot dead by loyalist paramilitaries.
# Bombings
Wreath-laying ceremony on 39th anniversary of Dublin-Monaghan bombings
Families will today remember the victims of the 1974 bombings, which marked the greatest loss of life in a single day during the Troubles.
# The Troubles
Names of 3,700 Troubles victims read aloud
The names of 3,700 people who killed during the Troubles were read aloud in Dublin’s Unitarian Church today to mark the 14th anniversary of the Good Friday peace agreement.
Column: Yes, centenaries are tourism gold but let's not forget our past for a quick buck
Tour guide John Gibney says Ireland should recognise the events being marked over the coming years as vital parts of our heritage, and not just as opportunities for tourism.
# Gusty Spence
Former UVF leader Gusty Spence dead at 78
Spence, who was jailed for the murder of a Catholic man in the sixties, later was at the forefront of the UVF ceasefire.
# Arrest
Man arrested by detectives investigating Moffett murder
Bobby Moffett was a leading loyalist who it is believed was murdered by the UVF.
# Arrest
Man arrested in Bobby Moffett murder inquiry
Detectives investigating the murder of leading Northern Ireland loyalist Bobby Moffett arrested a man this morning.
# East Belfast
Six arrested after Belfast riots
The PSNI says an investigation is ongoing into last week’s events, which saw a number of people injured and a photographer shot in the leg.