Tags: Northern Ireland
Posted: Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The High Court has ruled that same-sex marriages which are entered into in England do not need to be recognised in Northern Ireland.
Posted: Fri, 11 Aug 2017
DUP leader Arlene Foster has said her party will retain Northern Ireland's restrictions on abortion and same-sex marriage, despite growing pressure for reform.
Posted: Thu, 29 Jun 2017
The NSS has welcomed a Government announced that Northern Irish women will able to get abortions on the NHS in England.
Posted: Fri, 27 Jan 2017
The NSS has called for more efforts to integrate education, promote citizenship education and reduce discrimination against pupils and teachers in Northern Ireland.
Posted: Mon, 24 Oct 2016
A bakery firm which cancelled an order for a cake with the slogan "Support Gay Marriage" has lost its appeal against the ruling that they had unlawfully discriminated.
Posted: Fri, 23 Sep 2016
Thomas Buchanan, a DUP MLA, has endorsed an event which seeks to teach creationism to children and said creationism should be taught "in every school".
Posted: Wed, 14 Sep 2016
The Humanist Society Scotland (HSS) has launched a judicial review against the Scottish Government following its refusal to allow sixth form pupils to opt themselves out of Religious Observance.
Posted: Thu, 28 Apr 2016
A Northern Ireland councillor has been criticised after comparing a Sixth Form student's campaign against mandatory school worship to the "early stage" of Hitler and Stalin's rule.
Catholic Church intervenes in NI abortion court case to restrict access to abortion for rape victims
Posted: Fri, 08 Jan 2016
The Catholic Church in Northern Ireland is pressing the attorney general to appeal the 2015 High Court ruling that allowed abortion in cases of incest, rape or fatal foetal abnormalities.
Posted: Tue, 22 Sep 2015
A Sixth Form student has started a campaign against collective worship in Northern Ireland, from which pupils currently have no right to withdraw without parental consent.
Posted: Thu, 17 Sep 2015
The Northern Ireland Education Minister has released his plan to create "a more integrated education system" so that children "from different community backgrounds can be educated together."
Posted: Tue, 09 Jun 2015
A coalition of religious groups offered 'strong support' to proposed legislation in Northern Ireland which would have introduced a ten year prison sentence for carrying out an abortion.
Posted: Wed, 29 Apr 2015
Councillors in Northern Ireland have been left bitterly split after an hour long row over whether to begin council meetings with prayers.
Posted: Fri, 20 Feb 2015
The NSS has objected to proposed changes to Northern Ireland's equality laws which would allow businesses to refuse services to LGBT customers on the grounds of "strongly held religious convictions".
Posted: Wed, 10 Dec 2014
DUP backbencher Paul Givan has proposed a Bill to create a religious exemption in Northern Ireland's equality legislation, allowing businesses to refuse services on the grounds of "strongly held religious convictions."
Posted: Thu, 18 Oct 2012
A freedom of Information response from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) in Northern Ireland suggests that the inclusion of a creationist exhibit at the Giant's Causeway visitor centre was a condition of the near £10 million that was given to the National Trust.
Although sectarianism is still rife, Northern Ireland’s teenagers are gradually breaking down religious barriers
Posted: Tue, 22 May 2012
A survey of Northern Ireland's teenagers shows that religious and ethnic barriers are being gradually broken down, but another survey in the workplace shows that there is still a long way to go as sectarianism there is still rife.