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# simon-byrne - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Loyalist anger at post-Brexit trade rules among factors in Northern Ireland disorder
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# Explainer

Loyalist anger at post-Brexit trade rules among factors in Northern Ireland disorder

Apr 8th 2021, 8:10 AM 23,613 Views 49 Comments

It took an event unrelated to the Irish Sea border furore to set a match to simmering tensions

# simon-byrne - Thursday 1 April, 2021

PSNI chief due before policing board over decision not to prosecute after Storey funeral
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# Simon Byrne

PSNI chief due before policing board over decision not to prosecute after Storey funeral

Apr 1st 2021, 7:24 AM 10,813 Views 9 Comments

The Northern Ireland Assembly is also due to convene today for an emergency sitting to discuss the controversy.

# simon-byrne - Monday 8 February, 2021

'We have been bashed, frankly': North's police chief dismisses criticism after Troubles memorial arrest
# Simon Byrne
# Simon Byrne

'We have been bashed, frankly': North's police chief dismisses criticism after Troubles memorial arrest

Feb 8th 2021, 9:14 AM 23,926 Views 32 Comments

On Friday, a man was arrested by PSNI officers while commemorating the victims of a 1992 massacre.

# simon-byrne - Sunday 7 February, 2021

'Crisis in confidence' in policing of nationalist community over Troubles memorial arrest row
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

'Crisis in confidence' in policing of nationalist community over Troubles memorial arrest row

Feb 7th 2021, 1:31 PM 14,738 Views 20 Comments

Last night, PSNI chief constable Simon Byrne apologised for the events and said one officer had been suspended.

# simon-byrne - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Garda and PSNI chiefs approve review into Covid-19 policing
# Border
# Border

Garda and PSNI chiefs approve review into Covid-19 policing

May 9th 2020, 5:28 PM 25,748 Views 14 Comments

Drew Harris and Simon Byrne conducted a joint patrol with local officers on the Tyrone/Monaghan border today.

# simon-byrne - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

PSNI chief says Sinn Féin appearance at police recruitment drive 'seismic and historic'
# Michelle O'Neill
# Michelle O'Neill

PSNI chief says Sinn Féin appearance at police recruitment drive 'seismic and historic'

Feb 4th 2020, 2:51 PM 17,930 Views 61 Comments

Sinn Féin deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill said the PSNI had to be “reflective of the community it serves”.

# simon-byrne - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

PSNI chief sorry for Christmas Day photo with armed officers in Crossmaglen
# Simon Byrne
# Simon Byrne

PSNI chief sorry for Christmas Day photo with armed officers in Crossmaglen

Jan 8th 2020, 8:32 AM 18,381 Views 34 Comments

The photo, which Simon Byrne posted on Twitter, attracted considerable criticism.

# simon-byrne - Friday 27 December, 2019

'This is the stark reality': PSNI chief defends use of machine guns in Christmas Day tribute photo
# Simon Byrne
# Simon Byrne

'This is the stark reality': PSNI chief defends use of machine guns in Christmas Day tribute photo

Dec 27th 2019, 8:24 AM 27,132 Views 50 Comments

The photograph, taken in Crossmaglen in Co Armagh, drew criticism yesterday.

# simon-byrne - Thursday 26 December, 2019

PSNI chief criticised for posing beside officers armed with machine guns for 'Christmas message' from Crossmaglen
# Tone Deaf
# Tone Deaf

PSNI chief criticised for posing beside officers armed with machine guns for 'Christmas message' from Crossmaglen

Dec 26th 2019, 3:36 PM 29,202 Views 64 Comments

Both the SDLP and Sinn Féin have criticised the Christmas Day Twitter post.

# simon-byrne - Thursday 19 December, 2019

PSNI chief calls for backup amid fears of Brexit protests at major ports
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# Stretched

PSNI chief calls for backup amid fears of Brexit protests at major ports

Dec 19th 2019, 12:32 PM 12,539 Views 9 Comments

Chief Constable Simon Byrne said more officers are needed for front-line policing.

# simon-byrne - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

Northern Ireland’s police chief appeals for calm during upcoming UK general election
# Intimidation
# Intimidation

Northern Ireland’s police chief appeals for calm during upcoming UK general election

Nov 5th 2019, 2:31 PM 6,963 Views 4 Comments

His comments come as officers continue to investigate telephone threats made to Ulster Unionist Party.

# simon-byrne - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

'The threat is changing': PSNI chief calls for extra 800 officers to help combat threat of dissidents
# Derry
# Derry

'The threat is changing': PSNI chief calls for extra 800 officers to help combat threat of dissidents

Sep 11th 2019, 2:57 PM 7,964 Views 22 Comments

A viable explosive device was discovered on Monday evening in the Creggan area of Derry.

# simon-byrne - Thursday 5 September, 2019

PSNI chief moves to clarify 'we will have your kids' threat to paramilitaries
# Controversy
# Controversy

PSNI chief moves to clarify 'we will have your kids' threat to paramilitaries

Sep 5th 2019, 1:41 PM 16,134 Views 24 Comments

Byrne said he accepted his enthusiasm to speak in soundbites had created a distraction.

# simon-byrne - Thursday 22 August, 2019

'Breeding ground for dissident hate': North police chief's stark warning amid Brexit uncertainty
# Brexit
# Brexit

'Breeding ground for dissident hate': North police chief's stark warning amid Brexit uncertainty

Aug 22nd 2019, 11:00 AM 11,243 Views 16 Comments

PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne said his officers could be placed in greater danger by a hard Brexit.

# simon-byrne - Friday 24 May, 2019

Met Police's Simon Byrne appointed as new PSNI Chief Constable
# Cheshire Chief Constable
# Cheshire Chief Constable

Met Police's Simon Byrne appointed as new PSNI Chief Constable

May 24th 2019, 8:05 PM 11,915 Views 5 Comments

The former chief constable George Hamilton is retiring at the end of June.