Solicitor Jemma Conlon (left), the woman’s lawyer,  and Amnesty International Northern Ireland campaign manager, Grainne Teggart,  outside Belfast High Court on Tuesday.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Judgment has been reserved in a landmark legal challenge to a Northern Ireland woman being prosecuted for buying her schoolgirl daughter abortion pill(...)

Irish gold mine: Omagh Minerals’s site at Cavanacaw, Co Tyrone. Photograph: Google Earth

An Irish gold mine should be made to stop working underground because it was allowed to expand based on inaccurate maps, it has been claimed. Omagh M(...)

Chris Murphy was disputing plans to build a motorway from Toome to Castledawson, close to Mossbawn, Co Derry - the childhood home of the former Nobel laureate poet Seamus Heaney. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A bird expert has failed in a fresh legal bid to stop a new £160 million (€180m) dual carriageway going through landscape made famous by poet Seamus H(...)

Stormont Castle. Photograph: AFP

The Court of Appeal has overturned a landmark verdict that Northern Ireland’s near-blanket ban on abortions is incompatible with human rights legislat(...)

Telecom TalkTalk was the victim of cyber attack in 2015

A Co Antrim schoolboy arrested over the 2015 cyber attack on TalkTalk is to appeal his failed Belfast High Court bid to secure legislative protection (...)

Loyalist protesters carrying Union flags clashing with police outside the City Hall in Belfast in 2012. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

A Belfast resident has won a case at the UK’s highest court over the failure of Northern Ireland police to prevent union flag protests. Five Suprem(...)

Retired judge Sir Patrick Coghlin will chair  inquiry into the RHI scheme. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Retired judge Sir Patrick Coghlin is to chair a public inquiry into the so-called “cash for ash” scheme. Northern Ireland Minister for Finance Máirtí(...)

 Ashers’ Bakery in Belfast refused to bake a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan for Gareth Lee in 2014. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Christian bakers found to have unlawfully refused to make a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan are to press ahead with attempts to take their case to(...)

Daniel and Amy McArthur of Ashers Baking Company, which refused to make a pro-gay marriage cake. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Christian bakers found to have unlawfully refused to make a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan may have a new route of appeal to the UK’s highest cou(...)

The case of Asher’s Baking Company and the £36.50 cake – costs now running to some £180,000 – has something of the humorist AP Herbert about it. Herbe(...)

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