Liam Shannon

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Sinn Féin Senator Niall Ó Donnghaile (left) with Liam Shannon, one of the so-called “Hooded Men”, outside Leinster House, Dublin, ahead of the hearing of the Sinn Féin private members’ Bill in the Seanad calling on the  Government to appeal a European Court of Human Rights judgment that the men’s treatment by UK authorities did not amount to torture. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government is being called on to appeal against a European court decision that found the so-called “Hooded Men” did not suffer torture. Speaking(...)

Francis McGuigan and Liam Shannon , two of the ‘hooded men’ give their reaction to the European Court of Human Rights’ decision in their case at a press conference in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

“We are far, far, far from giving up,” said Francie McGuigan, one of the so-called “hooded men”, after the European Court of Human Rights rejected the(...)

Seven of the 14 ‘hooded men’, who were kept in hoods interned in Northern Ireland in 1971, (from left) Jim Auld, Patrick McNally, Liam Shannon, Fracncie McGuigan, Davy Rodgers, Brian Turley and Joe Clarke, following a press conference at KRW Law in Belfast on Tuesday. Photograph: PA

The European Court of Human Rights has rejected the Government’s case that fourteen men interned in Northern Ireland in the 1970s were subjected to to(...)

Pictured are nine of the ‘hooded men’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Government is to ask the European Court of Human Rights to revise its judgment in a case involving controversial interrogation practices by the Br(...)

Pictured are nine of the ‘hooded men’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Several men detained by the British army in 1971 want the High Court to compel the State decide whether to seek to revise a controversial European Cou(...)