John Finucane

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John Finucane said it  is a proud day for him being elected Lord Mayor of Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

The son of murdered human rights lawyer Pat Finucane has been elected as the new Lord Mayor of Belfast. At the council’s AGM at city hall on Tuesday(...)

Counting in the local elections at Belfast City Hall. Photograph: Rebecca Black/PA Wire

The atmosphere under the Dome of Delight at Belfast City Hall was buzzing at the weekend as 60 councillors were elected to the North’s largest lo(...)

  Northern   Secretary Karen Bradley made her  comments in the House of Commons   in advance of next week’s decision by the North’s Public Prosecution Service  as to whether any former British soldiers will be charged over the Bloody Sunday killings. Photograph:   Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

The Northern Secretary Karen Bradley has said killings by the British army and police during the Troubles were “not crimes”. Ms Bradley made her comm(...)

Journalists Barry McCaffrey and Trevor Birney leave Musgrave police station in Belfast after questioning.  Photograph:  Rebecca Black/ PA Wire

Two Belfast-based journalists arrested over the alleged theft of a document from the office of the North’s Police Ombudsman have complained that polic(...)

From left to right: John Finucane, lawyer Peter Madden, Geraldine Finucane, Michael Finucane and Dermot Finucane outside Government buildings in Dublin, following their meeting with the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Monday Photograph: Cate McCurry/PA Wire

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has offered his support to the family of murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane as they continue their lengthy campaign for(...)

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(...)

Belfast solicitor John Finucane (left) is to stand for Sinn Féin in Belfast in next May’s local government elections.  Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images.

Belfast solicitor John Finucane is to stand for Sinn Féin in Belfast in next May’s local government elections, it was announced on Tuesday. Mr Finuca(...)

Belfast Magistrates’ Court. Photograph: PA

A man accused of using social media to name the woman at the centre of a rape trial involving two rugby stars stayed away from court as his case was r(...)

Race for Áras an Uachtaráin (top row): Jimmy Smyth, Patrick Feeney, John Groarke, Pádraig Ó Céidigh. Middle row: Kevin Sharkey, Sarah Louise Mulligan, Seán Gallagher, Joan Freeman. Bottom row: Gemma O’Doherty, Gavin Duffy, Sinn Féin’s as-yet-unannounced candidate, President Michael D Higgins

The Government is signing the presidential election order on Tuesday, kick-starting a 28-day period in which hopeful candidates can secure a place on (...)

Race for Áras an Uachtaráin (top row): Jimmy Smyth, Patrick Feeney, John Groarke, Pádraig Ó Céidigh. Middle row: Kevin Sharkey, Sarah Louise Mulligan, Seán Gallagher, Joan Freeman. Bottom row: Gemma O’Doherty, Gavin Duffy, Sinn Féin’s as-yet-unannounced candidate, President Michael D Higgins

As it gathers momentum, so it gathers participants. The process of nominating candidates for the presidential election has been a background hum to th(...)

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