Liam Adams has lost an appeal at the High Court in Belfast against his conviction and sentence for raping and abusing his daughter. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The Court of Appeal in Belfast has rejected an appeal by Liam Adams against his conviction for the sexual abuse of his daughter Áine. His 18-year sent(...)

The 59-year-old was found guilty of a string of attacks on his daughter Áine Dahlstrom when she was aged between four and nine during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland has reserved judgment in a sex abuse case against Liam Adams, the brother of Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams. (...)

A pharmacist jailed for battering her elderly neighbour to death with a crucifix is to seek to introduce fresh evidence as part of a bid to clear her name

A pharmacist jailed for battering her elderly neighbour to death with a crucifix is to seek to introduce fresh evidence as part of a bid to clear her (...)

Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan described current arrangements for dealing with so-called legacy cases as unsatisfactory, “lamentable” and not working. Photograph: John Harrison/Harrison Photography

Inquests into scores of deaths involving alleged state collusion and cover-up could go on until 2040 unless the coronial system is changed, Northern (...)

Judge Desmond Marrinan told the Stormont justice committee in November that he had been subjected to “flawed, unfair and biased” treatment when he failed in a competition to be appointed as a High Court judge. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan/Collins

The North’s Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan has told the Assembly justice committee that a complaint by a county court judge that he had been a v(...)

Constable Stephen Carroll, who was murdered by the two dissident republicans in 2009. Photograph: PA Wire/PSNI

Two dissident republicans have failed to overturn their convictions for murdering police constable Stephen Carroll in Northern Ireland in 2009.Constab(...)

Peter Hain: resigned from the British cabinet over what was later deemed a technical offence. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Politicians and commentators in Dublin and London were up in arms last week about the “on the runs” (OTRs) arrangement administered by the Nor(...)

A Northern Ireland judge who was filmed engaging in the so-called fad of neknomination by downing a shot of alcohol at a family event has apologised for her “foolish behaviour”.

A Northern Ireland judge who was filmed engaging in the so-called fad of neknomination by downing a shot of alcohol at a family event has apologised f(...)

Loyalist protesters demonstrate against restrictions on flying the  union flag from Belfast City Hall in central Belfast last January. Photograph: Reuters

Richard Haass appeared to be both angry about and baffled by the rejection by unionists of his proposals to deal with the past, flags and parades. Wha(...)

Security personnel detain and disarm Michael Stone in the lobby of the Stormont parliament buildings in Northern Ireland in  November  2006.  Reuters

Loyalist gunman Michael Stone must serve a minimum 30 years in jail for his part in a sectarian murder campaign, Northern Ireland’s most senior judge (...)