Judgments: Key cases in brief

Environmental impact assessment required on effects of extracting peat as a fuel source for thermal power plant An Taisce v An Bord Pleanála [2015]IEH(...)

A paramilitary mural is seen on a wall in East Belfast in Northern Ireland. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Another week, another crisis in the peace process which passeth all understanding. Tuesday’s report into the state of the Northern Ireland ceasefires (...)

Cerberus, the US firm which purchased the Project Eagle loans from Nama for €1.6 billion, may be set to make several hundred million euro profit on the transaction. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The US company that bought the controversial Project Eagle loans from State agency Nama for €1.6 billion could make several hundred million euro prof(...)

Jamie Bryson leaving Parliament Buildings in Belfast where he gave evidence to Stormont’s finance committee on the controversial sale of Nama’s NI assets to a US investor. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Project Eagle story dates back to June 2013, when DUP politician Sammy Wilson told the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan that US lawyers Brown R(...)

David Ellis (40) was arrested in Galway on Friday evening.

A 40-year-old man was charged on Saturday with failing to comply with the provisions of the 2001 Sex Offenders Act at a special sitting of Galway Dist(...)

Crowds gather for Belfast’s Tall Ships festival. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Taking a boat ride around Belfast harbour in advance of the Tall Ships weekend, one couldn’t help but marvel at the transformation between now and 24 (...)

No redundancies have been announced following the deal which could see Lagan’s workforce swell to more than 900 people – making it one of the largest privately owned construction and civil firms North and South.

The Belfast-headquartered Lagan Construction Group has confirmed it has acquired rival Northern Ireland firm H&J Martin but did not disclose detai(...)

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service said there have been no reports of any injuries due to a fire at the Obel Tower in Belfast. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A fire has broken out at the top of Ireland’s tallest building. Around 50 firefighters are dealing with the incident on the roof of the Obel Tower in (...)

Iris Robinson and husband First Minister Peter Robinson in 2008. Photograph: AP Photo/ Peter Morrison, file

Irisgate: it was the affair that gripped everyone and almost brought down the Northern Executive and Assembly; the long-running story that came close (...)

Cracking in a house caused by the use of pyrite. Photograph: Frank Miller

A building company has failed to back up its “most serious” claims of deceit in relation to being supplied with allegedly defective infill product con(...)