Freddie Scappaticci denies that he was the agent codenamed Stakeknife. Photograph: PA/BBC

More than 30 lawsuits against a west Belfast man accused of being Britain’s former top spy inside the IRA will not be put on hold until a major crimin(...)

Writs were issued by the apartment owners in 2016 seeking compensation against the builders and engineers

A Belfast city centre apartment complex may have to be demolished due to structural defects, the High Court has heard. More than 50 owners of flats i(...)

During the hearing, it emerged that Clifford McKeown has turned down an offer to watch the funeral of his brother Malcolm from prison via a live link.

A convicted killer has failed in a High Court bid to secure temporary prison release for his murdered brother’s funeral. Clifford McKeown issued em(...)

Legal papers set out that Brian Nelson, a former British soldier who died in 2003, was actively involved in targeting the plaintiff and others for murder.

A gun victim who claims a British army spy targeted him for murder is to receive £90,000 in damages, the High Court in Belfast heard on Wednesday. Ea(...)

The court heard potential remedies could involve either flying both the Union flag and the Irish tricolour, or none at all.

A Co Tyrone woman has mounted a new legal challenge to the flying of the Union flag at courthouses and government buildings in Northern Ireland. Hel(...)

Chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond told the Commons on Thursday the UK government will fund abortions for women coming to have them in England from Northern Ireland. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The UK government has announced a major concession to give Northern Irish women access to terminations on the NHS in Great Britain, in an attempt to h(...)

 The late Pearse Jordan’s father Hugh (left), mother Teresa and brother Matt  outside the Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast, November 7th, 2016.  Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Two police officers involved in the inquest of an IRA man killed in Belfast by security forces more than 20 years ago should be investigated for alle(...)

Terminations are only legal in Northern Ireland to protect a woman’s life, or if there is a risk of serious damage to her well-being.

A woman who travelled to England to terminate a pregnancy with a fatal defect is a victim of Northern Ireland’s abortion laws, the Court of Appeal was(...)

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(...)

Revised terms: The emotionally and ideologically loaded formulations – unborn child, direct (as opposed to indirect) abortion – have been replaced in the new guidance by accurate clinical terms such as “foetus”. Photograph: Thinkstock

The Stormont Executive, last Friday evening, Good Friday, published its Guidance for Health and Social Care Professionals on Termination of Pregnancy (...)

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