Compensation was paid to about 80 people by Moviehouse Cinema – the parent company of the former Flicks restaurant at the Yorkgate complex. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

More than £300,000 has been paid out to victims of the largest outbreak of E.coli food poisoning in Northern Ireland, a court heard today.Belfast Crow(...)

Nora Largy told Belfast Crown Court on Wednesday the case against Movie House Cinema Yorkgate Ltd regarding Flicks restaurant was being brought by the Belfast City Council environmental health and food safety department, and asked that the company be arraigned on the charges. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A leading Belfast cinema and former restaurant owner who once rejected suggestions his eatery was responsible for an outbreak of E.coli food poisoning(...)

Central to the case is a press release issued by ABP Group in February which stated that Silvercrest had purchased beef products from McAdams Food Service. Photograph:  Philip Fitzpatrick/PA

The owner of a meat trading firm is to sue the company at the centre of the horsemeat scandal for alleged defamation.Martin McAdam claims the Larry Go(...)