John Larkin

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The Dalkey second World War ‘Éire’ sign renovated by Dalkey Tidy Towns. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

At Hawk Cliff in Dalkey, surrounded by prime real estate on one of south Co Dublin’s nicest coasts, it’s hiding in plain view. Just duck off Vico Road(...)

Locked gates are seen at Stormont in Belfast.   Stormont civil servants  have been working under a cloud of uncertainty over the extent of their decision making powers in the absence of elected ministers for two years. Photograph: PA

The Supreme Court has decided that legal uncertainties around the powers of Northern Ireland civil servants amid the Stormont impasse should be dealt (...)

A composite image featuring Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding, who were acquitted of rape.

A juror who made online comments about the rape trial involving former Ireland rugby internationals Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding will not face char(...)

Laura Lacole outside the Court of Appeal in Belfast after a ruling on humnanist unions. Photograph:  David Young/PA Wire.

Humanists have welcomed a Belfast Appeal Court’s ruling as paving the way for legally recognised marriages in Northern Ireland, despite losing an acti(...)

A file image showing the coffin of Aidan McAnespie being carried through the British army checkpoint  where he was shot dead.  Photograph: Pacemaker

A former British army soldier is to be prosecuted for the February 1988 killing of Co Tyrone man Aidan McAnespie. Northern Ireland’s Public Prosectio(...)

FHenry Edmond Kane and partner Christopher Patrick Flanagan outside Belfast City Hall after their civil partnership ceremony. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Judgment is due later on Thursday in two landmark legal challenges against Northern Ireland’s ban on gay marriage. Mr Justice O’Hara will rule on two(...)

Model Laura Lacole and footballer Eunan O’Kane outside the High Court in Belfast where a landmark legal case by the pair to secure official recognition of their humanist wedding is due to be heard. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A model and an international footballer seeking legal recognition of their humanist wedding are being denied rights afforded to religious couples, a c(...)

Sinn Féin’s new Northern leader Michelle O’Neill with the party’s president Gerry Adams: Last Saturday, Mr Adams told a Sinn Féin conference that Brexit is a “hostile action” that would “destroy the Good Friday Agreement”. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Pro-Remain Northern Ireland has just had all its legal fears about Brexit put to rest. So why the strange lack of jubilation? There should at least be(...)

   Northern Ireland attorney general  John Larkin speaking at the UK supreme court on the second day of a hearing to decide whether or not parliamentary approval is needed before the British government can begin Brexit negotiations . Photograph: AFP/Supreme Court/Getty

The principle of consent in the Belfast Agreement applies solely to Northern Ireland’s place in the United Kingdom, and not to European Union membersh(...)

 Daniel and Amy McArthur of Ashers bakery, which was found to have breached the  North’s equality laws by refusing to make a pro-gay marriage cake. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s Court of Appeal in Belfast will hear applications next Tuesday to have the so-called “gay cake” case appealed to the UK’s supreme c(...)

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