Legacy inquests

Government law would allow gardaí to give evidence at Northern Ireland legacy inquests

Gardaí would be allowed to give evidence at legacy inquests in Northern Ireland under proposed laws.

Published 27 June 2019

High Court: Investigation into the 1973 murder of Daniel Carson 'flawed and inadequate'

An inquest into the death of Daniel Carson, a young Catholic who was murdered as he left work near the lower Shankill in 1973, has found that the investigation into his death was “flawed and inadequate”.

Published 12 June 2019

Preliminary hearings into legacy cases to take place in September

Preliminary hearings into legacy cases will take place this September to establish their readiness for full inquest proceedings, the presiding coroner has announced.

Published 7 June 2019

Landmark ruling on legacy investigations to be appealed by PSNI, NIO and DOJ

A landmark ruling on legacy investigations is set to be appealed by the PSNI, the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) and the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Published 16 April 2019

Lawyers for Patrick Duffy welcome fresh inquest into 1978 Army shooting

Lawyers for a man who was shot dead by British soldiers in 1978 have welcomed a decision to hold a fresh inquest into the shooting.

Published 2 April 2019

Council of Europe shares 'serious concerns' over delays in legacy investigations

The Council of Europe has reiterated its "serious concerns" about the delays in establishing the Historical Investigations Unit and other legacy institutions dealing with deaths during the Troubles.

Published 15 March 2019

Immunity for British forces would be 'sadly' too late for Bloody Sunday soldiers

Any law brought in to protect British security forces from prosecution for crimes committed during the Troubles would be too late for the Bloody Sunday soldiers, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has said.

Published 11 March 2019

Supreme Court: Pearse Jordan’s mother wins appeal against stay in damages case

Pearse Jordan’s mother has successfully appealed the decision of the Court of Appeal to order a stay on her application for damages for the state’s failure to carry out a prompt investigation into the circumstances of her son’s death, in violation of Article 2 ECHR.

Published 7 March 2019

Police watchdog calls for review into legacy disclosure failings

The Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland (PONI) has called on the Department of Justice to launch a review into police failures to disclose "significant" evidence related to legacy cases to the watchdog.

Published 14 February 2019

Inquests for Guildford bombing victims to resume after 45 years

Inquests for the victims of the Guildford pub bombing should restart more than 40 years after they were suspended, a coroner has ruled.

Published 1 February 2019

Court of Appeal: Father of man murdered in 1997 wins appeal against case management decision

A man whose son was murdered in 1997 has successfully appealed a case management decision not to remove a stay on the hearing of his application to issue judicial review proceedings against the PSNI, the Department of Justice, and the Coroner’s Service.

Published 21 January 2019

Coroner calls for Ballymurphy massacre witnesses to come forward

Potential witnesses to the Ballymurphy massacre have been urged to come forward ahead of the recommencement of inquests into the ten deaths later this month.

Published 7 January 2019