Liam Campbell: The European Arrest Warrant issued by  Lithuanian authorities had sought  to prosecute him on three offences: preparation of a crime, illegal possession of firearms and terrorism. Photograph: Courtpix

Liam Campbell, who was found civilly liable for the Omagh bombing, has been given a date next January to appeal an extradition order surrendering him (...)

Liam Campbell’s case was not “necessarily about the strength of the point in the case” but it was whether or not there was “uncertainty”, the judge said.

Liam Campbell, who was found civilly liable for the 1998 Omagh bombing, has been granted leave by the High Court to appeal a Lithuanian extradition or(...)

Mary Lou McDonald: “There is nothing to apologise for and no retraction to be made.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald has refused to retract her comment that she believes no one within the senior ranks of the PSNI is capable o(...)

Report found it was sometimes taking the Public Prosecution Service more than a year to decide whether to proceed with a charge, a time-frame described as ‘simply unacceptable’.

Northern Ireland’s criminal justice system is failing victims of sexual violence and abuse crimes time and time again, inspectors have warned. Faced (...)

Maíria Cahill, above, and two other women alleged they were sexually abused by IRA member Martin Morris when they were in their teens. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The North’s Public Prosecution Service, which mishandled the investigation of rape allegations made by Maíria Cahill, has improved its performance but(...)

 Maghaberry Prison near Lisburn: “Some important lessons have not been learnt.” said Brendan McGuigan, the chief inspector of criminal justice in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson

A prisons watchdog has expressed concern about the care and support provided to vulnerable prisoners held at Maghaberry prison in Northern Ireland. (...)

Maghaberry houses about 1,000 prisoners, some of them on remand. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

A damning report published on Thursday has found that the high-security Maghaberry prison in Co Antrim is in “crisis” and is “unsafe and unstable” for(...)

The Criminal Justice Inspectorate has claimed that domestic violence detection rates by the PSNI have dropped, meaning fewer perpetrators are being brought before the courts. Photograph: PA

Police in Northern Ireland are failing to tackle rising levels of domestic violence, a report has found.Even though there was a 10 per cent increase i(...)

Women prisoners in Northern Ireland are being strip-searched far too often, a damning new inspection report has found. File photograph: The Irish Times

Women prisoners in Northern Ireland are being strip-searched far too often, a damning new inspection report has found.The Criminal Justice Inspectora(...)

Stormont Minister for Justice David Ford said the Probation Board and its staff made a significant contribution towards making Northern Ireland safer. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Probation services in Northern Ireland are outperforming many of those operating elsewhere in the UK, inspectors have found. The standard(...)