The High Court has granted an order for full costs despite the applicants only being partially successful in their judicial review proceedings. The court considered the case to be one of “general public importance”, raising significant issues regarding journalistic privilege and freedom of expression.
Published 11 January 2021
A female prisoner in Northern Ireland has tested positive for Covid-19 for the first time, the Northern Ireland Prison Service has said.
Published 11 January 2021
A damning report from the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland on the treatment of Black Lives Matter protesters will be raised in ongoing litigation, a human rights firm has said.
Published 23 December 2020
The PSNI's different treatment of Black Lives Matter protesters and loyalist counter-protesters was unfair but not motivated by racism, the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland has said.
Published 22 December 2020
Gardaí will now issue cautions to adults caught with small amounts of cannabis and cannabis resin in a significant expansion of the adult cautioning scheme introduced nearly 15 years ago.
Published 17 December 2020
Ireland is set to join a major EU law enforcement system next March in a "game-changer" for Garda investigations of cross-border crime.
Published 10 December 2020
An Garda Síochána made progress last year on the implementation of the policing reform plan, according to its latest annual report.
Published 8 December 2020
The PSNI has made "considerable progress" in improving how business crime is dealt with in Northern Ireland, the criminal justice watchdog has found.
Published 26 November 2020
A number of properties in Northern Ireland have been seized by National Crime Agency (NCA) officers, working as part of the Paramilitary Crime Task Force (PCTF), following a High Court order.
Published 24 November 2020
Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly will face no further action following complaints that an "offensive" tweet breached the NI Policing Board's code of conduct.
Published 23 November 2020
A new report which blasted the PSNI's approach to Black Lives Matter protests in Northern Ireland as "not lawful" raises questions about institutional racism in the force, a law firm has said.
Published 13 November 2020
A ban on over-35s applying to become gardaí is discriminatory and unlawful, the Workplace Relations Commission has ruled.
Published 5 November 2020
Gardaí will be able to issue fixed penalty notices of up to €500 under new Covid-19 regulation enforcement powers announced by government ministers.
Published 21 October 2020
Proposed legislation giving undercover police and MI5 agents explicit permission to commit criminal offences has passed its third reading in the House of Commons by a huge margin.
Published 16 October 2020
A prominent crime reporter has lodged a complaint with the Police Ombudsman of Northern Ireland over the PSNI's alleged failure to investigate a threat against her newborn son.
Published 13 October 2020