Sinn Féin MLA Phil Flanagan. Photograph: Twitter

A Sinn Féin MLA is to pay libel damages to an Ulster Unionist MP for falsely suggesting he had harassed and shot people, the High Court in Belfast hea(...)

 Gerry McGeough, who was jailed for trying to kill a member of the Ulster Defence Regiment, who has failed in his Supreme Court challenge to his conviction for IRA membership. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

A man jailed for trying to kill a member of the Ulster Defence Regiment has failed to convince the Supreme Court in London he was unfairly convicted o(...)

Geraldine Finucane, the widow of murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane, who is  seeking to overturn a ruling on a refusal to  hold a public inquiry into the killing. Photograph: PA

Murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane’s widow is to seeking to overturn a ruling that British prime minister David Cameron acted lawfully in refusin(...)

Deciding the public interest in publication outweighed Robert McAuley’s privacy rights, Mr Justice Stephens lifted reporting restrictions and an anonymity order imposed in the case. File photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A north Belfast man arrested in relation to the murder of a suspected drug dealer has lost a High Court battle to stop a newspaper reporting on him. R(...)

An anorexic woman’s legal action against being taken to English facilities against her wishes has been put on hold pending the outcome of a mental health review tribunal meeting to decide her status.

An anorexic woman from Northern Ireland is to press ahead with a legal fight against being sent to England for further treatment, the High Court heard(...)

Mr Justice Stephens held that Facebook has provided insufficient information about child access to the site and other issues raised as part of a lawsuit in Belfast. Photograph: Thomas Hodel/Reuters

Facebook must supply more details on claims it removes up to 20,000 underage users daily, a High Court judge ordered on Monday. Mr Justice Stephens h(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said the Government will closely study today’s judgment by the High Court in Belfast on the case of (...)

Pat Finucane’s brother Seamus, left, and son John arrive at the High Court in Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A murdered Catholic lawyer was the victim of British state engagement in terrorism through loyalist terrorists, the High Court in Belfast heard today.(...)

Facebook is to appeal a ruling that it must pay £20,000 in damages to a convicted child abuser who featured on its site. The operator of a page set up(...)

A boy partially blinded after being hit in the eye by a classmate waving her fairy wand during a school play dress rehearsal has lost a High Court battle for damages

A boy partially blinded after being hit in the eye by a classmate waving her fairy wand during a school play dress rehearsal has lost a High Court bat(...)