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Man pleads guilty to naming complainant in Belfast rape trial
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Man pleads guilty to naming complainant in Belfast rape trial

Nov 28th 2018, 9:55 PM 34,657 Views 0 Comments

Sean McFarland was fined £300 for the offence.

Court hears Paddy Jackson has paid 'an enormous price' despite rape acquittal
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Court hears Paddy Jackson has paid 'an enormous price' despite rape acquittal

May 18th 2018, 6:26 PM 68,777 Views 0 Comments

As an application was made at Belfast Crown Court to award Jackson his legal costs following the ‘not guilty’.

Blood-stained sheets, a pornographic gif and a tweet: Legal arguments in the rugby rape trial
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Blood-stained sheets, a pornographic gif and a tweet: Legal arguments in the rugby rape trial

Apr 11th 2018, 4:41 PM 87,105 Views 0 Comments

The restriction imposed at the beginning of the trial was lifted today as the jury can no longer be prejudiced.

'Cyber persecution' - Ulster Rugby fans take full page ad calling for Paddy Jackson, Stuart Olding to be reinstated to team
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'Cyber persecution' - Ulster Rugby fans take full page ad calling for Paddy Jackson, Stuart Olding to be reinstated to team

Apr 11th 2018, 11:47 AM 57,048 Views 0 Comments

The ad bemoans the ‘social media backlash’ against last month’s not-guilty verdicts in what became known as the Belfast rugby rape trial.

Labour senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin apologises for tweet sent after Belfast rape trial verdicts
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Labour senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin apologises for tweet sent after Belfast rape trial verdicts

Apr 9th 2018, 11:51 AM 28,897 Views 0 Comments

Ó Ríordáin tweeted a clarification and an apology for a tweet he sent on 28 March.

Paddy Jackson: 'I will always regret the events of that evening'
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Paddy Jackson: 'I will always regret the events of that evening'

Apr 6th 2018, 1:36 PM 48,492 Views 0 Comments

Jackson’s statement comes over a week after he was acquitted of the rape and sexual assault of a woman.

Two people questioned after woman in rugby rape trial allegedly named on social media
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Two people questioned after woman in rugby rape trial allegedly named on social media

Mar 30th 2018, 5:19 PM 53,644 Views 0 Comments

It is an offence to publicly name the complainant in a rape trial, who is legally entitled to anonymity.

Investigation under way after juror in rugby rape trial made comments online
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Investigation under way after juror in rugby rape trial made comments online

Mar 30th 2018, 4:23 PM 51,081 Views 0 Comments

The juror potentially faces a charge of contempt of court.

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 93,944 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.

Paddy Jackson 'grateful to jury for common sense verdict'
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Paddy Jackson 'grateful to jury for common sense verdict'

Mar 28th 2018, 1:45 PM 65,679 Views 0 Comments

The Ulster rugby player commented outside the court today after being acquitted of a charge of rape.

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 50,943 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.

'A shambles': Paddy Jackson's barrister criticises police investigation as he makes closing statement
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'A shambles': Paddy Jackson's barrister criticises police investigation as he makes closing statement

Mar 16th 2018, 2:54 PM 63,546 Views 0 Comments

Brendan Kelly said Jackson’s life had been “blighted” by the poor quality of evidence.

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 88,525 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 49,826 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 115,795 Views 0 Comments

McIlroy (26) denies a count of exposure.

Stuart Olding says 'everything that happened that night was completely consensual'
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Stuart Olding says 'everything that happened that night was completely consensual'

Mar 8th 2018, 5:55 PM 70,261 Views 0 Comments

Olding has denied forcing a woman to perform oral sex on him.

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.