More than 70 prisoners at HMP Magilligan in Northern Ireland have been given access to Skype in order to contact their family as part of a new prisoner rehabilitation project. The medium to low security prison, located near Limavady, is the first in the UK to introduce a scheme whereby qualifying pr
PSNI chief constable George Hamilton The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has advised officers that those caught purchasing sex in contravention of a recently introduced law should be cautioned rather than prosecuted.
Education Minister Jan O'Sullivan The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has called on the Irish government to use an upcoming bill to challenge religious discrimination in school admissions.
Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd The most senior judge in England and Wales has said horrific sexual imagery and distressing testimony judges face are “beyond the understanding of most people” and will leave them disturbed.
The High Court has ordered the disclosure of a number of documents relating to an ongoing dispute between a Sinn Féin councillor, his wife and a county council. Mr John Brady is a Sinn Féin politician recently re-elected a Wicklow county councillor. During the course of his political career, Mr Br
Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald Irish law professionals have raised concerns that victims of crime could have to go through the courts in order to access their rights under the EU Victims Directive.
No further ex-soldiers will be arrested in connection with the Bloody Sunday killings until a judicial review application by seven ex-soldiers is heard in London next Thursday. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) gave the assurances as lawyers for the seven men repeated claims that the cri
A range of NGOs have called on the Irish and British governments to ensure that legacy mechanisms agreed in talks between the leading Northern Ireland political parties are "human rights friendly". Talks aimed at breaking the political dead-lock in Northern Ireland are reportedly reaching their clos
A prisoner held in Maghaberry Prison was unlawfully segregated without proper authority, the High Court in Dublin has ruled. Victor Kennedy, 37, was held in solitary confinement for more than 50 days after an incident in March before being moved to another wing, according to Madden & Finucane So
UK Home Secretary Theresa May UK Home Secretary Theresa May has suggested new powers for spies should be properly scrutinised by the UK Parliament following calls from the Prime Minister and a Liberal Democrat peer to fast-track the legislation in the wake of the Paris attacks.
Senior surgeons have warned that proposals to introduce an opt-out organ donor register could reduce public willingness to donate. The second stage of the Human Transplantation Bill was passed in the Northern Ireland Assembly on Monday.
Raymond Gillespie, Professor of History at Maynooth University and Judge Philip Babington, the Recorder of Londonderry, addressed around 80 people at the 2015 Walls400 History Lecture in St Columb's Cathedral in Derry on Saturday.
The Director of Public Prosecutions has won an appeal to proceed with the trial of Valeriu Sirbu, despite the loss of CCTV footage showing Sirbu committing the alleged crime, and despite the fact that the prosecution case now lies entirely on the statements of those who saw the CCTV footage. The Cou