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NI house prices up 3 per cent over the year

The average house price in Northern Ireland was £151,000 in August 2015, according to new figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

Published 14 October 2015

Organ donation bill presented to Stormont

A private member's bill that would introduce a "soft opt-out" system for organ donation in Northern Ireland has passed its first hurdle in Stormont.

Published 14 October 2015

Wilson doctrine is not enforceable in English law, IPT rules

The Wilson doctrine protecting MPs from surveillance is a "political statement" with no legal effect, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) has ruled.

Published 14 October 2015

Lord Justice Leveson shoots down judicial gender quotas

Using quotas to boost the number of women and ethnic minority members of the judiciary would be the "antithesis of appointment on merit", a senior UK judge has said.

Published 14 October 2015

NCA warns against serious malware targeting UK bank accounts

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned UK internet users to protect themselves against a significant strain of malicious software which has enabled criminals to steal millions of pounds from UK bank accounts.

Published 14 October 2015

Cocaine user invited to avoid conviction with donation

A man who was caught with almost €3,000 worth of cocaine a decade ago has been told he can avoid a conviction by making a charitable donation.

Published 14 October 2015

Reality TV producer wins damages from ITV2 over Peter Andre contract dispute

A television producer has been awarded “substantial damages” after a cable TV channel was held to be in “breach of contract” following a dispute involving singer and reality show star Peter Andre.

Published 13 October 2015

Lawyer calls for urgent bail law reform

Delays in bringing cases to court are leading judges to grant bail more frequently, a senior lawyer has said.

Published 13 October 2015

Law Society urges vigilance over NI solicitor scam

The Law Society of Northern Ireland has urged members of the public to stay vigilant following reports of fraudsters targeting solicitor firms and their clients.

Published 13 October 2015

Belfast seminar to give critical insight into financial crime

Forensic accountants Harbinson Mulholland have announced an upcoming seminar providing critical insight into key areas of financial crime.

Published 13 October 2015

Women take appeal for Magdalene laundry redress to High Court

Four women are launching High Court proceedings against the State after being refused access to a compensation scheme for Magdalene laundry survivors.

Published 13 October 2015

MSM blood ban appeal takes place

Northern Ireland's lifetime ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men (MSM) is being re-examined in the Northern Ireland Appeal Court.

Published 13 October 2015

Former Anglo Irish chairman to be tried in May

The former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank will go on trial for alleged breaches of the Companies Act 1990 in May 2016, a judge has confirmed.

Published 13 October 2015

Paramilitary report soon to be given to NI parties

A report on the status of paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland, commissioned by the UK government, is due to be presented to political parties on Thursday.

Published 13 October 2015

Elderly cancer-sufferer imprisoned in Saudi Arabia faces 350 lashes for making wine

The children of a 74-year-old Briton who is to be given 350 lashes in Saudi Arabia as punishment for having homemade wine have appealed to the Prime Minister, David Cameron, to save him.

Published 13 October 2015