Locked gates are seen at Stormont in Belfast.   Stormont civil servants  have been working under a cloud of uncertainty over the extent of their decision making powers in the absence of elected ministers for two years. Photograph: PA

The Supreme Court has decided that legal uncertainties around the powers of Northern Ireland civil servants amid the Stormont impasse should be dealt (...)

Dr Deirdre O’Flaherty’s car was found at Kinnego Beach on the Inishowen peninsula in January 2009 after she disappeared. Photograph: An Garda

A Garda dig for the remains of Dr Deirdre O’Flaherty in Donegal has concluded on the 10-year anniversary of her disappearance, with nothing of any sig(...)

Journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey in foreground with their solicitors Niall Murphy and John Finucane arriving at Musgrave police station in Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The PSNI decision to extend the bail of journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey rather than end the case against them has been described as a “t(...)

Anthony McIntyre

A former IRA man interviewed for an American university project is set to go to the European Court of Human Rights in a final bid to stop police acces(...)

The alleged incident took place   outside the family’s homes in Co Fermanagh

A woman was allegedly shot while being pursued by her brother and father wielding crossbows, the Belfast High Court has heard. Prosecutors said a bo(...)

Anthony McIntyre

A former IRA man interviewed for an American university project has lost a legal battle to stop police accessing his confidential tapes. Lawyers for(...)

Peter Robinson with a photograph of his son Benjamin. Photograph: Stuart Wallace

Legal fees in a case regarding Benjamin Robinson, who died from brain trauma during a schools rugby match in 2011, are threatening to drive the Robins(...)

Thirteen people were killed when members of the Parachute Regiment opened fire on a civil rights demonstration in the city in 1972. Photograph:  William L. Rukeyser/Getty Images

A man shot in the face during Bloody Sunday has been awarded more than €200,000 in damages. Michael Quinn, from Derry, was an A-level student when he(...)

Families of those killed in the Ballymurphy massacre outside the Royal Courts of Justice, Belfast ahead of a preliminary Photograph:  Rebecca Black/PA Wire

A new inquest into the Ballymurphy massacre in which 11 people were killed is set to start on November 12th. The fresh inquest into the shootings, wh(...)

The Bloomfield Walkway bonfire in east Belfast was set alight hours after a court ordered its height to be reduced ahead of the Eleventh Night. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Police are dealing with outbreaks of Eleventh Night trouble in Northern Ireland. A senior PSNI officer warned on Wednesday night that the Ulster Vol(...)

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