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(...)

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(...)

 Northern Ireland’s most senior judge Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan who has called on political leaders to agree on funding to make  progress on inquests from the Troubles. Photograph: PA

Northern Ireland’s most senior judge has called on political leaders to agree on funding to get urgent progress on inquests from the Troubles. Lord C(...)

An appeal has begun in Northern Ireland to a High Court ruling that the law on abortion is incompatible with human rights legislation. Photograph: PA

The grief of a woman who travelled to England to have an abortion after learning her baby had a fatal defect shows that precious human life was presen(...)

Daniel and Amy McArthur of Ashers’ Baking Company. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Forcing Christian bakers to make a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan could amount to cruelty, Northern Ireland’s top law officer argued on Thursday.(...)

Judges in Belfast ruled that it was up to Stormont, rather than the british health secretary, to decide when gay men can give blood. Photograph: iStock/Getty

A gay man is to take his legal challenge to the ban on homosexual blood donations in Northern Ireland to the UK’s highest court. Earlier this year t(...)

 Daniel and Amy McArthur of Ashers Baking Company who are seeking to overturn a judgment which found their refusal to make a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan was unlawful.  Photograph: PA

Christian bakers from Northern Ireland at the centre of the so-called “gay cake” discrimination battle have said they are praying for justice ahead of(...)

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