Simon Hoare: ‘It’s not a vehicle to go back to square one and renegotiate.’

The Northern Ireland protocol should not be renegotiated, but may need fine tuning and finessing, says the chairman of a key British House of Commons (...)

TUV leader Jim Allister, former Brexit Party MEP Ben Habib and Baroness Hoey with solicitor Colin Dougan outside Belfast High Court. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Traditional Unionist Voice leader and Assembly member (MLA) Jim Allister, who was one of those who took a legal challenge against the lawfulness o(...)

A judicial review of  the protocol, part of the Brexit deal that creates a trade border between Northern Ireland and Great Britain, has begun in Belfast’s high court.

The operation of the Northern Ireland protocol has been likened to the Vichy regime, which co-operated with the Nazis in France during the second Wor(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster’s name is among the list of applicants in the review. Photograph: Reuters

The operation of the Northern Ireland protocol has been likened to the Vichy regime during a court challenge to its legality. A judicial review on th(...)

John Larkin is the former attorney general of Northern Ireland. File photograph: New Ray Pics

A pan-unionist legal challenge to the Northern Ireland Protocol will be heard next month, a High Court judge confirmed on Tuesday. Mr Justice Colton (...)

High Court heard claim by UK’s Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis  there is no Irish Sea border do not match legal reality. File photograph: Tolga Ga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

A claim by British secretary of state Brandon Lewis that there is no Irish Sea border does not match the legal reality, the High Court heard today. T(...)

The defendant has been remanded in custody at Belfast Crown Court.

A 26-year old man is to stand trial next year on a charge of raping a two week old baby. The accused - who cannot be named due to a reporting restric(...)

Declan O’Neill pictured with his  mother Anne, who he killed with a chisel. Photorgraph: Alan Lewis/

A Belfast doctor who murdered his mother has been told he will serve a minimum of eight years in jail for the “brutal, senseless and unnecessary” kill(...)

Laganside Crown Court File image: Google Street View Belfast Magistrates’ Court heard the offence had left the Thomas Hogg’s political career in ruins. File image: Google Street View

A doctor from south Belfast was handed a life sentence on Monday after he admitted murdering his 51-year old mother. Declan Kevin O’Neill appeared at(...)

It was the Crown case that the shooting happened outside St Mary’s Catholic Church in Newtownbutler on February 11th, 2015. File photograph: Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker Press

A father and son have been jailed for a total of seven and a half years over a shooting incident at a Traveller wedding which led to a relative being (...)

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