DUP leader Arlene Foster’s name is among the list of applicants in the review. Photograph: Reuters

The operation of the Northern Ireland protocol has been likened to the Vichy regime during a court challenge to its legality. A judicial review on th(...)

 Northern secretary Brandon Lewis: Belfast High Court granted the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission leave to take action against him and the North’s Department of Health for failing to fully implement the new legislation. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

Northern secretary Brandon Lewis’s plan to introduce regulations to implement abortion services in Northern Ireland next week is likely to trigger a r(...)

Peter Loughran is accused of eight offences, including conspiracy to possess and being concerned in the supply of cocaine and herbal cannabis. Photograph: Alan Betson

An All-Ireland winning GAA star charged as part of a major investigation into organised crime allegedly had up to £350,000 (€386,000) transferred into(...)

Belfast bomb victim Jennifer McNern, outside Belfast’s High Court, as she begins court bid over Troubles compensation. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A judge has accused Stormont’s Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister of ignoring the rule of law by delaying a compensation scheme for Troubles victims. Mr(...)

Jennifer McNern is taking a judicial review against the Executive Office at Belfast High Court over its failure to implement the legislation to create a compensation scheme for people injured during the Troubles. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

A woman who was seriously injured in a bombing 48 years ago is to begin legal action against the Northern government today over delays to a compensati(...)

Raymond McCord outside the Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast. Photograph: PA

The Court of Appeal in Belfast has dismissed an application that the UK government’s Brexit policy will damage the Northern Ireland peace process. Th(...)

Raymond McCord: alleges that a no-deal Brexit will plunge Northern Ireland into chaos, economic misery and threaten the peace process. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Peace agreements in Northern Ireland are not dependent on the United Kingdom remaining in the European Union, the North’s attorney general has said. (...)

Members of the LGBT+ community celebrate at the Maverick bar, Belfast on July 9th as same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland came a step closer. Photograph:   Peter Morrison/PA Wire

The British parliament has voted to force the government to liberalise access to abortion and allow same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland if devolutio(...)

Journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey at Belfast High Court last week. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Police have ended their investigation of two Belfast-based journalists who were arrested over material they aired in their documentary on the Loughini(...)

The defendant is charged with cultivating and possessing cannabis with intent to supply, as well as having a quantity of MDMA with intent to supply. File photograph: iStock

A man burnt and disfigured by an explosion at his east Belfast home was attempting a chemical process to obtain a more potent form of cannabis, a cour(...)

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