Investigative journalists Barry McCaffrey (left) and Trevor Birney:  arrested for airing confidential material in a documentary. File Photorgraph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Police wrongly obtained warrants to carry out raids on the homes and offices of two Belfast journalists at a hearing which fell “woefully short” of fa(...)

Same-sex marriage became legal in Northern Ireland in January,  bringing it into line with the rest of the UK and Republic of Ireland.   Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Gay couples faced unjustified discrimination while denied the opportunity to marry in Northern Ireland, the Court of Appeal in Belfast has ruled. But(...)

A file image showing the aftermath of the bombing on Nassau St, Dublin in 1974. Photograph: The Irish Times

Former Bedfordshire chief constable Jon Boutcher will lead an independent police investigation into alleged state collusion with a notorious loyalist (...)

Francie McGuigan and Liam Shannon, two of the Hooded Men. ‘History has proven me right,’ Mr McGuigan recalls in the documentary, which is to be broadcast on TG4 on Wednesday

The failure of the European Court of Human Rights to uphold a ruling of torture against the British government early in the Troubles “opened the door (...)

Raymond McCord outside the Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast. Photograph: PA

The Court of Appeal in Belfast has dismissed an application that the UK government’s Brexit policy will damage the Northern Ireland peace process. Th(...)

Raymond McCord outside the Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

The High Court in Belfast has rejected an application that it would be unlawful for the British government to leave the European Union without a deal.(...)

 Campaigner Raymond McCord: ‘Let’s ensure we don’t have a hard border, but let’s do it in a democratic way.’  File Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Three separate legal challenges have been lodged in Belfast against a potential no-deal Brexit. The High Court proceedings centre on claims that any(...)

The chairman of Northern Ireland’s historical abuse inquiry Sir Anthony Hart has died suddenly, it has been confirmed. File Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The chairman of Northern Ireland’s historical abuse inquiry Sir Anthony Hart has died suddenly, it has been confirmed. Sir Anthony chaired the Histor(...)

Tracey Mulholland, whose grandfather was murdered by the Glenanne gang, speaks to media outside the Belfast High Court. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) chief constable has been ordered to conduct an independent inquiry into alleged state collusion with a l(...)

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(...)

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