Liam Adams: is serving a 16-year-old jail sentence for a string of sexual assaults against his daughter Áine. File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Liam Adams is to seek to go before the European Court of Human Rights in a final bid to have convictions for raping his daughter overturned. Lawyers(...)

Former Northern Ireland health minister Edwin Poots. File Photograph:  Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

Judgment has been reserved in former Stormont health minister Edwin Poots’ bid to overturn rulings that his ban on gay men giving blood in Northern Ir(...)

Denise McBride QC (left) and Siobhan Keegan QC have become the first women to be appointed as High Court judges in Northern Ireland. Photograph: NI Judicial Appointments Commission/PA Wire.

Women have been appointed as High Court judges in Northern Ireland for the first time. Denise McBride QC and Siobhan Keegan QC were sworn in by Lord C(...)

A High Court previously ruled that it was “irrational” for  former Nothern Ireland health minister Edwin Poots to maintain the ban on blood donations from gay men. Photograph: The Irish Times

Former Northern Ireland health minister Edwin Poots was entitled to go against the rest of the UK in maintaining the ban on gay men giving blood in No(...)

Ballymurphy Drive in west Belfast. Photograph: Google Maps

A west Belfast woman is to appeal her failed legal bid to have Irish signs put up on her street. Senior judges today listed Eileen Reid’s challenge t(...)

Three PSNI cars were involved in an alleged pursuit which was said to have reached up to 90mph before Richard David Kirk (25) was stopped in east Belfast.

A banned motorist accused of trying to escape police by speeding towards oncoming motorway traffic acted in panic, the High Court heard on Friday. R(...)

Prosecutors disclosed in Belfast High Court  that 16 people have been charged in connection with a suspected cannabis importing racket  linked to a factory growhouse  in Italy. File photograph: PA Wire

Nearly 80 consignments of cannabis were imported into Northern Ireland in a multi-million pound international trafficking operation, it was alleged in(...)

Investigators are to be appointed to help a revamped coroners’ service in Northern Ireland deliver legacy inquests, an official said

Investigators are to be appointed to help a revamped coroners’ service in Northern Ireland deliver legacy inquests, an official said. Senior judges ar(...)

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. (...)