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 (...)

Mr Livingstone (62) described the decision as a vindication of his fight to clear his name. He plans to seek compensation for the 17 years he spent behind bars.

A man jailed for the notorious murder of a council worker in Belfast nearly 40 years ago has had his conviction quashed. Senior judges declared signif(...)