Protesters in Bahrain: the suggestion that the sharing of experience, best practice and skills should not happen until after the human rights issues have gone away doesn’t add up. Photograph: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters

Bahrain’s record on human rights has been repeatedly criticised following the treatment of protesters in the wake of the “Arab Spring” of 2011. Mos(...)

Laurent Beaudoin, chairman of aircraft manufacturer Bombardier Inc, is one of 79 recipients on the Northern Ireland list

The head of one of Northern Ireland’s largest companies has been honoured in the British new year honours list.The list, published last night, is head(...)

Former prisioner Ombudsman for Northern Ireland Pauline McCabe  at the launch of the  report by the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Government’s prison reform programme has received a broadly positive report card from a religious order of the Catholic Church.Commenting on the i(...)