John Larkin

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   Northern Ireland attorney general  John Larkin speaking at the UK supreme court on the second day of a hearing to decide whether or not parliamentary approval is needed before the British government can begin Brexit negotiations . Photograph: AFP/Supreme Court/Getty

The principle of consent in the Belfast Agreement applies solely to Northern Ireland’s place in the United Kingdom, and not to European Union membersh(...)

 Daniel and Amy McArthur of Ashers bakery, which was found to have breached the  North’s equality laws by refusing to make a pro-gay marriage cake. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s Court of Appeal in Belfast will hear applications next Tuesday to have the so-called “gay cake” case appealed to the UK’s supreme c(...)

Are we still tied to a single narrative of our history? 1916 commemoration at the GPO. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Has the 1916 centenary commemoration really been a great success? Were those independent-minded media critics, normally scornful of government and al(...)

 Sex worker Laura Lee, who  has brought a case to the  High Court in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

A sex worker has won High Court permission to challenge a new law criminalising her clients in Northern Ireland. Laura Lee was granted leave to seek(...)

Northern Ireland Attorney General John Larkin. Photograph: PA

Northern Ireland’s Attorney General could be set to become involved in landmark legal bids to stop the UK’s planned departure from the European Union.(...)

Manus Deery (15), from  the Bogside in Derry, was standing on the street with some friends when a British soldier shot and killed him.

A re-enactment of one of the most controversial killings during the Troubles was carried out in Derry last night following an order for a fresh inques(...)

Several broader legal consequences for the Republic would result from UK withdrawal for the EU. Photograph: Getty Images

If the UK decides to leave the European Union, the legal relationships between the UK and the Republic will alter in various ways. Although some chan(...)

’The sensitive way in which the Government has handled the centenary has been notable.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

As I was standing in the media enclosure close to the GPO on Easter Sunday, looking across at the seated dignitaries, I felt increasingly that unionis(...)

Gareth  Lee sued the Co Antrim-based barkery after it refused an order placed at its Belfast city centre shop in May 2014. He was seeking a cake depicting Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie below the motto ‘Support Gay Marriage’ for an event to mark International Day Against Homophobia.

Northern Ireland’s Attorney General has been given leave to become involved in a Christian-run bakery’s appeal against being found to have discriminat(...)

Minister for Justice David Ford warns over interpretation of judgment. Photograph: Alan Betson

A landmark ruling by the High Court in Belfast on Northern Ireland’s abortion laws is to be appealed by Stormont’s Minister for Justice amid concerns (...)

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