Abortion is legal in the North where there is a threat to the life of the woman or where there is a risk of a serious and adverse effect on her physical or mental health which is either long term or permanent.  Photograph: Thinkstock

There were 16 abortions in Northern Ireland from April 2014 to April 2015 which is a reduction of seven on the previous year, according to the latest (...)

Gerry Adams: “I have committed no offence.” Photograph: Eric Luke.

The North’s Attorney General, John Larkin, QC, has queried why action wasn’t taken to clarify the specific allegations that Áine Adams made against h(...)

Liam Adams: this trial and an earlier one, which collapsed in April, brought a sharp focus onto Gerry Adams that is not going away. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

There were elements of finality for two members of the Adams family in Belfast yesterday but not for the third, the Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams. A(...)

Over his long career Gerry Adams, with his paramilitary (which he denies) 
cum
and political past, has ended up in corners without any discernible escape route. Yet he has always managed to dodge his enemies and emerge with his political position secure.

Over his long career Gerry Adams, with his paramilitary (which he denies) and political past, has ended up in corners without any discernible escape r(...)