A man on trial in Belfast for allegedly procuring drugs intended to cause an abortion has seen his trial adjourned, prompting protests from his solicitor. BBC News reports that the man's trial at Belfast Magistrates' Court has been adjourned to Monday 23 January following an application from the pro
Sir Anthony Hart, a retired judge of the High Court, has submitted the final report of the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry to the Executive Office. The investigation, started in 2013, looked into abuse taking place in 22 residential homes for children from 1922-95.
A mother-of-four, who was refused bereavement benefits upon the death of her cohabiting partner of 23 years, has had her application for judicial review dismissed by the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal. The Court overturned the decision of the the High Court, in which Justice Treacy found that the
The Bar Mock Trial Competition, which aims to teach school pupils about their rights and help them better understand the justice system, turned 25 years old in 2016. The Citizenship Foundation and the Bar Council of Northern Ireland congratulated schools across Northern Ireland which worked hard las
Christmas home leave has been granted to 93 prisoners in Northern Ireland this year, the Northern Ireland Prison Service has confirmed. The figure is a slight decline on 2015, when 108 were granted leave.