Mary Lou  McDonald was warned from several quarters that her comments about the PSNI  could jeopardise the interview process.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There was continuing fallout on Wednesday over Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald’s comment that no one within the senior ranks of the PSNI is capable(...)

The cancellation of the scheme was one of the final disputes between the DUP and Sinn Féin that eventually collapsed Stormont in January 2017. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Stormont’s Department for Communities (DfC) failed to carry out necessary equality tests before cutting a £50,000 Irish language bursary scheme for di(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister  and DUP leader Arlene Foster says she has “huge sympathy” for the way in which the owners of the Belfast bakers, Ashers, have “been dragged through the courts system” for refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster likes Taoiseach Enda Kenny and appreciates how he has regularly come to Enniskillen on Remembrance Sunda(...)

Gareth Lee sued Ashers Bakery after it refused to bake a cake depicting Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie below the slogan “Support Gay Marriage”.

A legal dispute over a Belfast bakery’s refusal to make a cake with a message supporting same-sex marriage may continue after the North’s Court of App(...)

Bert and Ernie on the “Support Gay Marriage” cake. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan.

There is a well known legal phrase in Latin, “De Minimis non curat lex”, which means the law does not concern itself with trifles. So, why did it conc(...)

Judge Brownlie said Ashers was not a religious organisation but was “in business for profit”. She found that the company was “guilty of unlawful discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation”. Photograph: Getty Images

The Ashers Baking Company is considering whether to launch an appeal after it was found guilty of discrimination against a gay rights advocate by refu(...)

The tribunal awarded Martin Sheil £37,500 for his unfair dismissal and £7,500 for harassment at work.

A 51-year-old Belfast docker who suffered homophobic abuse has been awarded £45,000 against Stena Line. An industrial tribunal found that Martin Sh(...)