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Seven men jailed for dissident republican activity 'represent a grave danger to community'
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Seven men jailed for dissident republican activity 'represent a grave danger to community'

Nov 13th 2020, 3:38 PM 23,909 Views 0 Comments

A combined 50 terrorist offences form part of the convictions.

Belfast woman sentenced to 20 years in prison for attempting to kill police officers
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Belfast woman sentenced to 20 years in prison for attempting to kill police officers

Aug 24th 2020, 2:19 PM 37,172 Views 32 Comments

The judge described Christine Connor as a “committed dissident republican”.

Woman prosecuted in Northern Ireland for buying abortion pills acquitted after change in law
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Woman prosecuted in Northern Ireland for buying abortion pills acquitted after change in law

Oct 23rd 2019, 12:01 PM 10,090 Views 0 Comments

“For the first time in six years, I can go back to being the mother I was,” she said.

Former Celtic kitman sentenced for sexually abusing teenager
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Former Celtic kitman sentenced for sexually abusing teenager

Aug 13th 2018, 3:34 PM 9,986 Views 2 Comments

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.

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

Mar 28th 2018, 7:00 PM 93,941 Views 0 Comments

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.

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

Mar 28th 2018, 12:31 PM 257,533 Views 0 Comments

The jury gave their verdict at Belfast Crown Court today.

Jury in rugby rape trial will continue deliberating on charges tomorrow
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Jury in rugby rape trial will continue deliberating on charges tomorrow

Mar 27th 2018, 4:10 PM 47,350 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Mar 23rd 2018, 5:10 PM 50,937 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Mar 22nd 2018, 4:07 PM 21,122 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Mar 15th 2018, 6:09 PM 88,522 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Mar 12th 2018, 6:15 PM 49,824 Views 0 Comments

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

'Any possibility of a threesome?' - Blane McIlroy tells rape trial of 4am text to Paddy Jackson
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'Any possibility of a threesome?' - Blane McIlroy tells rape trial of 4am text to Paddy Jackson

Mar 9th 2018, 5:45 PM 115,793 Views 0 Comments

McIlroy (26) denies a count of exposure.

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

Mar 1st 2018, 4:55 PM 87,043 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Feb 28th 2018, 5:34 PM 94,815 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Feb 21st 2018, 7:38 PM 77,393 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Feb 20th 2018, 6:33 PM 115,337 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Feb 16th 2018, 3:46 PM 84,663 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Feb 14th 2018, 4:45 PM 65,883 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Feb 12th 2018, 6:07 PM 154,035 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Feb 8th 2018, 1:28 PM 67,034 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Feb 5th 2018, 2:36 PM 102,359 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Feb 1st 2018, 5:35 PM 92,251 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jan 30th 2018, 3:18 PM 146,386 Views 0 Comments

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

Jury sworn in for Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding rape trial
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Jury sworn in for Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding rape trial

Jan 29th 2018, 6:09 PM 36,876 Views 0 Comments

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

Woman (21) given suspended sentence for taking abortion drugs
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Woman (21) given suspended sentence for taking abortion drugs

Apr 4th 2016, 4:09 PM 30,356 Views 197 Comments

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

Four men sent to prison for blackmailing couple in NI
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Four men sent to prison for blackmailing couple in NI

May 21st 2013, 6:00 PM 6,670 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Mar 22nd 2013, 5:56 PM 3,347 Views 2 Comments

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

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

May 21st 2012, 8:39 PM 4,023 Views 8 Comments

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

Two to stand trial over murder of PSNI constable
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Two to stand trial over murder of PSNI constable

Dec 14th 2011, 7:30 AM 2,098 Views 0 Comments

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

Armagh man not guilty of 1977 murder of British soldier
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Armagh man not guilty of 1977 murder of British soldier

Apr 1st 2011, 4:23 PM 1,142 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Mar 31st 2011, 9:13 AM 1,069 Views 0 Comments

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