The existing law in Northern Ireland only allows for abortions in cases where a woman’s life is at risk or there is a serious risk to her mental or physical health. Photograph: Getty Images

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission can copy the Northern Ireland legal action that led to a ruling that its abortion laws breach the Europ(...)

When the Government in 2013 whipped a number of reluctant TDs through the lobbies to support abortion – in the form of the Protection of Life during P(...)

Six people were taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast on Monday after the ambulance service received a report that a vehicle had ‘ploughed into a crowd’. Photograph: Google Street View

Two men are in a critical condition in a Belfast hospital after a car crashed into a production crew filming a programme for RTÉ. Six people were ta(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has just brought a Bill to Cabinet which will see the bankruptcy period in the Republic reduced from three years to one.  Photograph: Thinkstock

Bankruptcy is making headlines again? That can’t be good news? Actually, it can. Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has just brought a Bill to C(...)

Stormont in Belfast: Nama provided the Stormont committee investigating the €1.6 billion deal with documents including a  letter to Frank Cushnahan

The controversy over the National Asset Management Agency’s sale of its loans to borrowers in Northern Ireland is continuing to roll on. The St(...)

We need to ensure migrants have their human rights vindicated from day one.  Photograph: Thinkstock

Humans have made a dog’s dinner out of, well, being human and, in particular, upholding the rights of migrants. Nearly a million adults and ch(...)

Jane Christie (left), whose daughter Sarah Ewart was forced to travel to England for an abortion, with Gráinne Teggart from Amnesty International on Monday. Photograph: Lesley Anne McKeown/PA

The Belfast High Court has issued a landmark judgment which would make abortion legal in Northern Ireland in cases of rape, incest and fatal (...)

NI abortion judgment: It is likely there will be more legal issues to be tested and confronted in relation to this ruling. Photograph: Getty Images

In ruling against Bernadette Smyth, of Precious Life, and Marion Woods, of Life Northern Ireland, Mr Justice Mark Horner in a sense conceded ar(...)

Mr Justice Mark Horner largely upheld a case put by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission seeking to liberalise abortion law in relation to fatal foetal abnormality and sexual crime. Photograph: Getty Image

Northern Ireland’s Catholic bishops have declared themselves “profoundly shocked and disturbed” by words used by a Belfast High Court judge in (...)

Belfast City Hall: Jefferies LoanCore  considers Belfast one of its core markets, while it is on the lookout for opportunities across the whole island. Photograph: Thinkstock

Although it is also the season for indulging in fairytales, Chris Wilson claims there is a very real light at the end of the tunnel for not onl(...)