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From TheJournal.ie Former Celtic kitman sentenced for sexually abusing teenager Belfast Crown Court

Former Celtic kitman sentenced for sexually abusing teenager

The court heard the offending has had a “significant impact” on the victim, who was aged between 14 and 16 when he was indecently assaulted by McCafferty.

From TheJournal.ie 9 weeks, 2 days: The key moments of the rugby rape trial Acquitted

9 weeks, 2 days: The key moments of the rugby rape trial

The trial lasted nine weeks and was the subject of intense media scrutiny over the period due to the high profile nature of the defendants.

From TheJournal.ie Rugby rape trial: All four defendants found not guilty on all charges Belfast

Rugby rape trial: All four defendants found not guilty on all charges

The jury gave their verdict at Belfast Crown Court today.

From TheJournal.ie Jury in rugby rape trial will continue deliberating on charges tomorrow Belfast Crown Court

Jury in rugby rape trial will continue deliberating on charges tomorrow

The judge told the jury to take into account the good characters of all four defendants and the inconsistencies in their stories.

From TheJournal.ie Rugby rape trial jury told 'morals of any person involved are completely irrelevant' Courts

Rugby rape trial jury told 'morals of any person involved are completely irrelevant'

The trial will enter its ninth week at Belfast Crown Court on Monday, when the jury will begin its deliberations.

From TheJournal.ie Rory Harrison's barrister says he's 'not a weasel' but a 'decent guy' in closing arguments Belfast Crown Court

Rory Harrison's barrister says he's 'not a weasel' but a 'decent guy' in closing arguments

Harrison’s barrister’s address to the jury earlier today marked the final stage of the trial ahead of Judge Patricia Smyth’s charge.

From TheJournal.ie What happened in Paddy Jackson's home was 'a throwback to the days of male entitlement', jury told Belfast Crown Court

What happened in Paddy Jackson's home was 'a throwback to the days of male entitlement', jury told

The prosecution has been summing up its case to the jury.

From TheJournal.ie Rory Harrison accused of being 'delegated' to look after distressed woman after alleged rape Rugby Rape Trial

Rory Harrison accused of being 'delegated' to look after distressed woman after alleged rape

Rory Harrison was also accused of displaying “misguided loyalty” to his friends.

From TheJournal.ie 'Any possibility of a threesome?' - Blane McIlroy tells rape trial of 4am text to Paddy Jackson Belfast Crown Court
From TheJournal.ie Rape trial: Police could not locate Stuart Olding's clothes as he "was not told his house was being searched" Belfast Crown Court

Rape trial: Police could not locate Stuart Olding's clothes as he "was not told his house was being searched"

A DC from the PSNI’s Rape Crime Unit was on the stand today.

From TheJournal.ie 'She is causing so much trouble for the lads' - jury hears of text messages between Belfast rape trial accused Rugby Rape Trial

'She is causing so much trouble for the lads' - jury hears of text messages between Belfast rape trial accused

The mobile messages of Stuart Olding, Rory Harrison, and Blane McIlroy were perused today at Belfast Crown Court.

From TheJournal.ie Rugby rape trial: Forensic scientist gives evidence about blood and DNA found on clothes and duvet Belfast Crown Court

Rugby rape trial: Forensic scientist gives evidence about blood and DNA found on clothes and duvet

Ireland and Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding deny raping the woman.

From TheJournal.ie Doctor at rape trial: 'Not possible' to tell if injuries caused by consensual or non-consensual sex Belfast Crown Court

Doctor at rape trial: 'Not possible' to tell if injuries caused by consensual or non-consensual sex

The court also heard from a policeman from the rape crisis unit.

From TheJournal.ie Rugby rape trial: Rory Harrison told police alleged victim was 'fixated on' Paddy Jackson Belfast Crown Court

Rugby rape trial: Rory Harrison told police alleged victim was 'fixated on' Paddy Jackson

Judge Patricia Smyth told jurors not to discuss the trial over the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Alleged rugby rape victim was 'crying and sobbing' in taxi, court hears Court

Alleged rugby rape victim was 'crying and sobbing' in taxi, court hears

The driver says when police contact him, he knew “straight away” what it was about.

From TheJournal.ie Rugby rape case: Alleged victim denies she 'had sex with a number of men' after going to home uninvited Belfast Crown Court

Rugby rape case: Alleged victim denies she 'had sex with a number of men' after going to home uninvited

“No-one remembers exact moments from a night out. You can’t be expected to remember each thing you have done.”

From TheJournal.ie Alleged rape victim says she has 'no complaint' with the man accused of withholding information Court

Alleged rape victim says she has 'no complaint' with the man accused of withholding information

The young woman faced cross examination from the defence again today.

From TheJournal.ie Rape trial: Woman tells court 'you cannot underestimate how scared you are in those situations' Belfast Crown Court

Rape trial: Woman tells court 'you cannot underestimate how scared you are in those situations'

Today is the fourth day that she has been in the witness box.

From TheJournal.ie Alleged rape victim of Irish rugby stars told police that incident left her 'humiliated' Belfast Crown Court

Alleged rape victim of Irish rugby stars told police that incident left her 'humiliated'

She was giving evidence for the second day at Belfast Crown Court.

From TheJournal.ie Irish rugby stars accused of rape 'boasted about sex on WhatsApp' Belfast Crown Court

Irish rugby stars accused of rape 'boasted about sex on WhatsApp'

Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding are accused of raping the same woman in Belfast.

From TheJournal.ie Jury sworn in for Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding rape trial Belfast Crown Court

Jury sworn in for Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding rape trial

The jury members were warned not to talk to anyone about the issues covered during the trial.

From TheJournal.ie Woman (21) given suspended sentence for taking abortion drugs Belfast

Woman (21) given suspended sentence for taking abortion drugs

She bought the pills online as she failed to raise enough money to travel to England for a termination.

From TheJournal.ie Four men sent to prison for blackmailing couple in NI Blackmail

Four men sent to prison for blackmailing couple in NI

A senior PSNI officer said blackmail can be a “difficult crime to combat”.

From TheJournal.ie Man sentenced to six years for firearms and terrorist-related offences in Belfast Terrorism

Man sentenced to six years for firearms and terrorist-related offences in Belfast

In September 2010, detectives incovered large quantity of firearms and ammunition from a workshop at the rear of the man’s home.

From TheJournal.ie 'It is disgusting' - Widow of murdered policeman condemns killers' jail terms Northern Ireland

'It is disgusting' - Widow of murdered policeman condemns killers' jail terms

Kate Carroll said that justice had not been done for her husband Stephen Carroll, who was shot dead in Armagh over three years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Two to stand trial over murder of PSNI constable Northern Ireland

Two to stand trial over murder of PSNI constable

Constable Stephen Carroll was shot in 2009, two days after the murder of two soldiers at Masserenne Barracks.

From TheJournal.ie Armagh man not guilty of 1977 murder of British soldier The Troubles

Armagh man not guilty of 1977 murder of British soldier

Belfast Crown Court clears Kevin Crilly of murdering Captain Robert Nairac, who disappeared in May 1977.

From TheJournal.ie Belfast dad who murdered 14-week-old son is to father another child Ryan Leslie

Belfast dad who murdered 14-week-old son is to father another child

Ryan Leslie’s new girlfriend is six weeks pregnant as he prepares to begin a minimum 17 year prison sentence.