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A range of human rights experts including Professor Colin Harvey are set to address a Belfast conference organised by Sinn Féin's Commission on the Future of Ireland next month. The 'Rights in a New Ireland' conference will be chaired by Ailbhe Smyth, who played a key role in the marriage equ

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A rare posthumous presidential pardon is to be granted to two men convicted and executed in relation to an 1882 murder following research by Dr Niamh Howlin. Sylvester Poff and James Barrett were convicted of the murder of Thomas Browne in October 1882 and executed in January 1883.

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Fatal motorcycle accidents have skyrocketed in a US state since it repealed a mandatory helmet law. Since Missouri scrapped a law requiring motorcyclists to wear a helmet in 2020, fatalities have increased by 47 per cent, Kansas City Public Radio reports.

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Justice minister Helen McEntee has secured Cabinet approval to amend legislation in order to increase sentences for a number of knife-related crimes. Crediting her colleague James Browne for his work with the Anti-Social Behaviour Forum and its subgroups, which resulted in these proposals, Ms McEnte

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The wrong couple were divorced after solicitors made a computer error. "Mr and Mrs Williams" were married for 21 years until separating in 2023. But they had not yet sought a divorce.

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