About 70 people in the Diocese of Dromore have made complaints about clerical child sex abuse, with about 40 alleging they were abused by the late Fr Malachy Finnegan, a former president of St Colman’s College in Newry.

The unprecedented step by the Catholic diocese of Dromore to set up its own redress scheme for victims of clerical abuse in the diocese has set a new (...)

Arlene Foster sued Dr Christian Jessen after he posted a  tweet on December 23rd, 2019, making the false allegation that Ms Foster was having an affair to his 300,000-plus followers. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

TV presenter Dr Christian Jessen has launched an online fundraising appeal to help him pay £125,000 (€145,000) in damages to the North’s First Ministe(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster told the court the incident came at a particularly stressful time when she was involved in talks to resurrect the powersharing government .Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

TV presenter Dr Christian Jessen has been ordered to pay damages of £125,000 (€145,000) to former DUP leader Arlene Foster for posting an “outrageous”(...)

 Defamation proceedings were brought against Dr Jessen following categorically untrue social media allegations Mrs Foster had an affair with a close protection police office . File photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

A celebrity doctor sued by First Minister Arlene Foster over a false tweet about an extra-marital affair was unaware the case had reached hearing, the(...)

Eight more people with coronavirus have died in Northern Ireland in the last 24 hours. File photograph: Alan Betson

Eight more people with coronavirus have died in Northern Ireland in the last 24 hours, according to data released on Thursday by the North’s Departmen(...)

The court heard claims of an alleged plan to attack Shannon Airport ‘to show support for Arab terrorists because of the use of Shannon Airport for the transportation of American troops’. File image: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The New IRA’s alleged leadership was secretly recorded in talks about a “hard economic bombing campaign” and cyber attacks on the United Kingdom, the (...)

 Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill:   accused of ignoring the rule of law by her stance. File Photograph: Joe Boland/EPA

Victims of the Troubles are being denied pensions amid an apparent deliberate attempt to “stymie” the scheme for political reasons, the High Court in (...)

Belfast bomb victim Jennifer McNern, outside Belfast’s High Court, as she begins court bid over Troubles compensation. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A judge has accused Stormont’s Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister of ignoring the rule of law by delaying a compensation scheme for Troubles victims. Mr(...)

The judge said  ‘the operational failings in this case cannot be described as minor or insignificant’.

A vulnerable alleged rape victim is to be awarded £15,000 (€17,500)for failings in the police investigation into her complaint, a High Court judge in (...)

The defendant is charged with cultivating and possessing cannabis with intent to supply, as well as having a quantity of MDMA with intent to supply. File photograph: iStock

A man burnt and disfigured by an explosion at his east Belfast home was attempting a chemical process to obtain a more potent form of cannabis, a cour(...)

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