Johnny Eagle, tattooing pioneer. Photograph: Ulster Ink

“Imagine heaven and hell are trains, smash them both together and colour it all in ink”. This was how one former employee of tattoo artist Johnny Eagl(...)

The North’s Public Prosecution Service was correct to conclude that Gerry Adams should not be prosecuted for withholding information about the sexual abuse of his niece Aine Adams, a report by the Northern Ireland Attorney General John Larkin, QC, has concluded. Photograph: Alan Betson

The North’s Public Prosecution Service (PPS) was correct to conclude that Gerry Adams should not be prosecuted for withholding information about the s(...)

Northern Ireland Attorney General John Larkin speaking outside Belfast High Court. Photo: PA

Bank of Scotland may have committed criminal fraud in how it dealt with some customers who fell into mortgage arrears, Northern Ireland’s Attorney Gen(...)

File photo dated January 5th, 1976 of the bullet riddled minibus where 10  Protestant textile workers were shot shot dead in an IRA attack near the Co Armagh village of Kingsmill in 1976. Photograph: PA

The Garda has been accused of “effectively ignoring” requests to co-operate with a new inquest into the murders of 10 Protestant workmen gunned down i(...)

At the Parnell Summer School in Avondale, Co Wicklow, yesterday were Minister Paschal Donohoe with fellow speakers Cllr Kate Feeney (left) and Heather Jones, associate professor of international history at the London School of Economics. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Patriotism has a role to play in helping people to cope in a globalised world, according to Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe(...)

Relatives of those killed outside Belfast Coroner’s Court last month at the start of a new inquest into the deaths of 10 people shot dead by British soldiers in Ballymurphy in 1971. Photograph: PA Wire

The rejection by Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers of calls for the creation of an independent panel to investigate the August 1971 Bally(...)

Northern Ireland’s Attorney General John Larkin: The “extent of the failure to understand the orthodox Christian position” was “striking”. Photograph: NewRay Pics

The North’s Attorney General John Larkin has questioned the British Supreme Court’s ruling upholding judgments against the Christian owners of a guest(...)

 Liam Adams was found guilty last year of a string of attacks on Aine Dahlstrom when she was aged between four and nine in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The paedophile brother of Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has mounted an appeal bid against his conviction and sentence for raping and sexually abusin(...)

US diplomat Richard Haass with Harvard professor Meghan O’Sullivan, speaking to the media at Stormont Hotel in Belfast, where he is chairing negotiations dealing with contentious flags, parades and the region’s troubled past. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Richard Haass and Meghan O’Sullivan have history on their side when it comes to breakthrough deals. “Outside” involvement has been central to any si(...)

Desmond Rea: John Larkin “has faced up to the issue and I commend him fully for that”

The North’s attorney general has received qualified support for his call for an end to prosecutions arising from the Troubles. John Larkin QC was roun(...)