A soldier who abused a boy from a residential home in Northern Ireland was not prosecuted despite admitting to the abuse, a public inquiry has heard. Christine Smith QC, counsel for the Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry, told a public hearing that the alleged abuser was interviewed by pol
Thomas O'Higgins Ireland's former chief justice Thomas O'Higgins was reluctant to accept an appointment at the European Court of Justice for fears it would affect his pension after having only 11 years of service on the Irish bench, State papers show.
A man, Mr Robert Mills, has had his appeal against his conviction for the possession of a controlled drug with the intent to supply dismissed by the Court of Appeal. Mr Mills had argued that evidence gathered during an undercover gardaí operation had been incorrectly deemed admissible at the trial
Pastor James McConnell has been found not guilty of offences under the Communications Act 2003 in relation to a controversial sermon delivered in Belfast. The 78-year-old preacher faced two charges in relation to a speech which was broadcast live over the Internet, which prosecutors said characteris
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has granted a temporary stay on the deportation of a man alleged to be the Islamic State militant group's "main recruiter" in Ireland. Ms Justice Carmel Stewart, sitting in the High Court, had earlier agreed to overturn an injunction preventing the executio
Patricia Coyle, partner and solicitor advocate at Harte Coyle Collins Lawyers and victims' groups have called for the provision of further resources to the Coroners Service for Northern Ireland to allow families to access the truth in a number of historical cases.
A cross-border worker whose UK child benefit payments were stopped due to her residency in Ireland received an arrears payment after a pre-action letter was sent by Law Centre (NI). The woman, who was born and raised in Newry, holds an Irish passport and has an online business registered in Northern
Government minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Public buildings which have stood in Ireland for more than ten years are now subject to greater statutory accessibility standards as section 25 of the Disability Act 2005 comes into force.
The judge-led Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry will this week resume its investigations by probing abuse allegations at a Lisburn children's home run by Protestant missionaries. Sir Anthony Hart, a retired judge of the High Court, is due to submit a report to the Northern Ireland Executi