Jim Allister’s legal team argued that hotel development was seen as key for the borough and contended that there was a bias towards securing planning approval at all costs.

TUV leader Jim Allister has won his legal challenge to planning permission for a new £20 million (€21.5 million) hotel and leisure resort near Portste(...)

Morgan Barnard (left), Lauren Bullock and Connor Currie (right) died following a crush outside the St Patrick’s Day disco in Cookstown, Co Tyrone.

A man arrested over the deaths of three teenagers outside a hotel disco last weekend has failed in a High Court bid to secure an immediate release fro(...)

Investigative journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire.s

A Belfast High Court judge has described as extraordinary a suggestion that he should step aside from the early stages of a legal challenge to the val(...)

Sarah Ewart was granted leave to seek a judicial review, amid claims the near-blanket ban breaches her human rights. Photograph: PA

A Belfast woman has won High Court approval to challenge Northern Ireland’s strict abortion laws. Sarah Ewart was granted leave to seek a judicial r(...)

Legal action is being taken in a bid to have Northern Ireland Secretary of State Karen Bradley and the Executive Office ordered to take immediate steps to implement the redress scheme. File Photograph: PA Wire

A legal challenge to the ongoing failure to compensate survivors of historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland is to be put back until Novembe(...)

Raymond White, representing the Northern Ireland Retired Police Officers’ Association, is seeking to have the ombudsman’s report quashed

Northern Ireland’s Police Ombudsman had no legal power to publish “damning” findings of RUC collusion with loyalists who massacred six Catholic men, t(...)

Emma Rogan, whose father Adrian Rogan was killed in the 1994 Loughinisland pub shooting, alongside solicitor Niall Murphy outside Belfast’s High Court following Friday’s hearing. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A judge who ruled that a damning report into the Loughinisland atrocity was unlawful is to step aside from the case – despite rejecting claims he coul(...)

A Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman’s report has been condemned as unlawful and procedurally unfair.

A Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman’s report, which found RUC officers colluded with loyalists who murdered six Catholic men 23 years ago, has been c(...)