’The sensitive way in which the Government has handled the centenary has been notable.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

As I was standing in the media enclosure close to the GPO on Easter Sunday, looking across at the seated dignitaries, I felt increasingly that unionis(...)

Gareth  Lee sued the Co Antrim-based barkery after it refused an order placed at its Belfast city centre shop in May 2014. He was seeking a cake depicting Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie below the motto ‘Support Gay Marriage’ for an event to mark International Day Against Homophobia.

Northern Ireland’s Attorney General has been given leave to become involved in a Christian-run bakery’s appeal against being found to have discriminat(...)

Minister for Justice David Ford warns over interpretation of judgment. Photograph: Alan Betson

A landmark ruling by the High Court in Belfast on Northern Ireland’s abortion laws is to be appealed by Stormont’s Minister for Justice amid concerns (...)

Attorney General John Larkin QC said at the time of the decision he was “profoundly disappointed”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Northern Ireland’s Attorney General has lodged an appeal against the recent decision which could see abortion permitted in cases of fatal foetal abno(...)

 Pro-choice activists rally outside City Hall  in Belfast, Northern Ireland. File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Northern Ireland’s attorney general has lodged an appeal against a Northern Ireland High Court ruling that declared the region’s strict abortion laws (...)

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(...)