Laura Lacole

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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(...)

Laura Lacole and Republic of Ireland footballer Eunan O’Kane have won a landmark High Court case in Belfast to secure official recognition of their humanist wedding. Photograph: PA

A Belfast woman has won a landmark High Court battle to secure legal recognition for her humanist wedding to an international footballer. Laura Laco(...)

Eunan O’Kane: admits he is unlikely to start the Austria game but hopes he has done enough after coming on against Iceland and Mexico to get another look in.  Photograph:Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Austria looms large, of course, but it is not the only thing the clock is counting down on for Eunan O’Kane whose wedding day is fast approaching. The(...)

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(...)