Shea Reynolds (24), of Kilwilke Road (above), Lurgan,  Co Armagh,  faces a charge of preparing a terrorist act, namely targeting a former member of the security forces. File photograph: Google Street View

A man accused of being part of a terror plot targeting a retired police officer is banned from going within 800m of any dissident republican gathering(...)

 The funeral of IRA hunger striker Raymond McCreesh in 1981.  File photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

A pensioner has ended her Northern Ireland High Court action against the Equality Commission over the naming of a playground after an IRA hunger strik(...)

KPMG offices in Belfast. Photograph: PA Wire

Four former executives at accountancy firm KPMG in Belfast involved in an investigation into suspected tax evasion have launched a legal challenge ove(...)

 David Ford: to appeal judgment.  Photograph: Arthur Allison.

The Belfast High Court judgment on access to abortion in the North has rightly been described as historic. The outcome of the case taken by the Northe(...)

 Pro-choice activists rally outside City Hall  in Belfast, Northern Ireland. File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Northern Ireland’s attorney general has lodged an appeal against a Northern Ireland High Court ruling that declared the region’s strict abortion laws (...)

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. The court is acutely aware of its own limited enforcement powers and is hesitant to find violations in cases touching on deeply contested moral issues. Photograph: Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images

On Monday, the Northern Ireland High Court ruled that abortion laws in Northern Ireland violate the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) by fail(...)

When the Government in 2013 whipped a number of reluctant TDs through the lobbies to support abortion – in the form of the Protection of Life during P(...)

Northern Ireland High Court has heard how confidentiality was crucial to the examination of a UVF murder in Belfast. The victim’s sister wants the full disclosure of information gathered on the case. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Confidentiality was fundamental to an examination of a UVF murder carried out on the streets of Belfast, the Northern Ireland High Court heard today.(...)

 The former Supreme Court judge  Ms Justice Catherine McGuinness: “The real priority is today’s children and their rights. Just as we sit in judgment on our forebears it is certain that we too will be judged on our response to today’s children.”

Former Supreme Court judge Catherine McGuinness has called on the Government to ensure funding for the inquiry into mother and baby homes is “not tak(...)

Lack of space, privacy and dignity. Direct provision shames Ireland. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The system for claiming asylum in Ireland is broken. Carl O’Brien’s reports in The Irish Times over the last few weeks shine a light on simply one of (...)

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