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 (...)

NI abortion judgment: It is likely there will be more legal issues to be tested and confronted in relation to this ruling. Photograph: Getty Images

In ruling against Bernadette Smyth, of Precious Life, and Marion Woods, of Life Northern Ireland, Mr Justice Mark Horner in a sense conceded ar(...)

The North’s Police Ombudsman Dr Michael Maguire has found that the PSNI acted properly and was not influenced by political considerations in its decis(...)

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(...)

Undated handout photos of the eight-man IRA unit killed in a shoot out with SAS soldiers following the bombing of the Loughgall RUC station, County Armagh, in May 1987, (clockwise from top left) Gerard O’Callaghan, 29, Antony Gormley, 25, James Lynagh, 32, Eugene Kelly, 25, Declan Arthurs, 21, Patrick McKerney, 32, Seamus Donnelly, 21 and Patrick Kelly, 25. Photograph: PA Wire

A civil liberties body has stated that it will contest a decision by the Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers to block a fresh inquest into the SAS kil(...)

Sinn Fein Leader Gerry Adams: ‘I am a public figure and subject to scrutiny’

The Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has stated that he rejects “unconditionally” claims he committed an offence in relation to how he dealt with his b(...)