Ian Acheson

Why Sinn Fein can't really apologise for the IRA's atrocities

19 April 2021 10:00 pm

What are we to make of Sinn Fein’s latest experiment with the language of regret when it comes to the…

Northern Ireland's sink estates are fertile ground for fundamentalists

9 April 2021 12:14 am

Northern Ireland is routinely voted one of the happiest places to live in the UK. A few weeks ago, a…

No, jail staff shouldn't call prisoners 'residents'

10 March 2021 5:30 pm

What do you call someone in prison? An inmate? Prisoner? How about a ‘resident’? That’s how those locked up in…

Are loyalists plotting a return to violence?

5 March 2021 8:21 pm

What are we to make of Loyalist paramilitary groups withdrawing support for the Good Friday Agreement over the invidious trade…

Unionists should work with the Irish Taoiseach

18 February 2021 9:53 pm

Sinn Fein is not a normal political party. Don’t take my word for it, the charge is laid by the…

Britain's prisons are a breeding ground for Islamist terror

19 January 2021 6:00 pm

Was Reading terrorist Khairi Saadallah radicalised behind bars? What we do know is that locking Saadallah in HMP Bullingdon to develop…

The terror threat inside our prisons

8 October 2020 9:28 pm

Later today, two men will be sentenced for their part in the attempted murder of a prison officer at high…

Beware Sinn Fein’s Trojan horse

11 February 2020 11:20 pm

I got my first Irish passport a few months ago. It felt like a vaguely transgressive gesture because my primary…

Terror cells: how Britain’s prisons became finishing schools for extremists

7 February 2020 10:00 pm

Our prisons are fuelling radicalism, not fighting it

Can our prison system ‘cure’ convicted terrorists?

3 January 2020 4:11 am

We’ve just celebrated the birth of a refugee who went on to radicalise a group of fishermen and transform the…

Tommy Robinson is no martyr. Here’s how to stop him becoming one

12 July 2019 11:21 pm

We might not care for Stephen Yaxley-Lennon but we should care very much about what happens to him in prison…

How Rory Stewart can save the Tories

28 May 2019 5:00 pm

What does Rory Stewart’s time at the helm as prisons minister tell us about his fitness to lead the Conservative party…

Inmates and Islamism

8 April 2017 9:00 am

In response to the Westminster attack, a 100-strong new counter-extremism taskforce has been announced to deal with the terrorist threat…