Northern Ireland- 24th April 2012 Mandatory Credit – Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Contempt of court proceedings against the former Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain begin at the High Court in Belfast. The legal action is being taken by Northern Ireland’s Attorney General, John Larkin, over criticism of Lord Justice Paul Girvan in Mr Hain’s autobiography. Attorney General, John Larkin pictured entering the court. See copy by Alan Erwin?Laganside Media.