Paul Givan of the DUP hopes to help introduce a “conscience clause” into equality laws in Northern Ireland.

A bid to introduce a “conscience clause” into equality laws in Northern Ireland has been launched in the wake of a controversial legal action against (...)

A bill has been published in the wake of the decision by the North’s Equality Commission to take a civil legal action against Ashers Baking Company for refusing to bake a cake  promoting same-sex marriage via the images of Bert and Ernie. Photograph: YouTube/Christian Institute

A DUP Assembly member has called for a “reasonable accommodation” between the rights of people not to be discriminated against and the right to freedo(...)

The Northern Assembly’s justice committee arising from the Máiria Cahill (pictured) case has decided to hold an inquiry into how the North’s criminal justice system dealt with sexual abuse within the republican community. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

The Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, has written to Taoiseach Enda Kenny and DUP First Minister Peter Robinson calling for (...)

Judge Desmond Marrinan told the Stormont justice committee in November that he had been subjected to “flawed, unfair and biased” treatment when he failed in a competition to be appointed as a High Court judge. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan/Collins

The North’s Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan has told the Assembly justice committee that a complaint by a county court judge that he had been a v(...)

The Family and Life website.

A Fine Gael TD has called for an investigation into a pro-life organisation which brought 13 politicians to New York and Washington last March and is (...)

Paul Givan, DUP chairman of the Stormont justice committee, welcomed  pay award, saying “prison staff live under a general threat of violence”.

More than 1,000 Northern Ireland prison officers, mostly recruited since 2002, are to receive extra “danger money” pay in light of the threat from dis(...)

Former South Down MP Eddie McGrady, who has died at the age of 78. Photograph. Bill Smyth/PA Wire

The former South Down MP and SDLP founder member Eddie McGrady has died aged 78. He had been ill for some time.Mr McGrady spent 50 years as a councill(...)

A number of people have been arrested as part of a major investigation into the sexual exploitation of children and young people in Northern Ireland. (...)

Paul Givan, a DUP Assembly member and chairman of the justice committee, said: “The news that such activity has been taking place is gravely disturbing. The horrors of these crimes leave us only to pray for the victims and work towards ensuring the perpetrators are brought to justice.”

A special joint session of the Stormont Assembly committees dealing with health and justice takes place today to consider a response to the recently a(...)

A major investigation has been launched by detectives after a review was carried out in the North following two wide-scale abuse inquiries in England. They believe about 22 young persons “may be at risk” from a group or groups of men outside the care home system.

The PSNI believes it has identified more than 20 young people who may have suffered sexual exploitation after they went missing from care since early (...)