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Brenda Hale, president of the British supreme court: ‘We will now go away and try and work out the answer to these difficult questions.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

A United Nations lawyer has told the supreme court in London Northern Ireland’s abortion law discriminates against women on the grounds of sex and sub(...)

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(...)

 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(...)

10th July 1970: British soldiers take aim at civil rights demonstrators in the Falls Road, Belfast. File photograph: Malcolm Stroud/Express/Getty Images

Two former British soldiers are to be charged with murdering Official IRA member Joe McCann in west Belfast more than 44 years ago, the North’s Public(...)

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(...)

Northern Ireland Attorney General John Larkin. Photograph: PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s top law officer has taken an unprecedented step towards having a failed legal challenge to the Brexit process referred directly to (...)

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(...)

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.(...)

Daniel and Amy McArthur of Ashers Baking Company speak to the media outside the Court of Appeal in Belfast, where the McArthur family, who run Ashers Baking Company, are seeking to overturn a judgment which found their refusal to make a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan was unlawful. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Christian owners of a Northern Irish bakery who refused to make a cake with a pro-gay marriage message were not being forced to do anything agains(...)

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