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(...)

Patrick McGurk faces charges of possessing an offensive weapon, namely a hammer, and causing grievous bodily harm

A shop owner was beaten about the head with a hammer after chasing Christmas Eve robbers, the High Court in Belfast has been told. Jack Legge needed s(...)

After a sex offender  was released from prison his photograph and details appeared in April 2013 on the Facebook page “Keeping our kids safe from predators II”. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters

A convicted child sex abuser was threatened with being thrown off a pier after featuring on a Facebook page set up to monitor paedophiles in Northern (...)

Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane who was shot dead by Loyalists.

A High Court judge is to examine British government meeting notes before deciding whether they should be disclosed to the family of murdered Be(...)