Accused won't be called at murder trial
Published: Tuesday, 21 October 2014
A Co Londonderry man on trial over the shooting of his former girlfriend in the Portstewart laundrette where she worked will not be giving evidence in his own defence, the court has heard.
Spiderman masked rioter convicted
Published: Tuesday, 21 October 2014
A 29-year-old mechanic from Newtownabbey has been convicted of pelting police with bricks while wearing a Spiderman mask during disorder in Belfast city centre last year.
Shop owner fined for illegal sex pills
Published: Tuesday, 21 October 2014
A 55-year-old south Belfast man has been convicted for selling illegal erectile dysfunction tablets from his adult store in Belfast city centre.
Mother loses bid to prevent separation
Published: Tuesday, 21 October 2014
The mother of an isolated girl said to have been shut off from the outside world has lost her appeal against a decision to separate them and move the child outside Northern Ireland.
PPS to review Cahill linked cases
Published: Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Three criminal cases linked to the alleged rape of a Belfast woman who says the republican movement covered up her claims are to be independently reviewed, the Public Prosecution Service has announced.
Trial for sex assault accused solicitor
Published: Tuesday, 21 October 2014
A solicitor accused of sexually assaulting a woman is to go on trial in December.
Woman bailed over £2m drugs haul
Published: Tuesday, 21 October 2014
A woman allegedly linked to a crime gang trying to import millions of pounds worth of drugs into Northern Ireland has been granted High Court bail.
Timberlake & Biel settle Dublin lawsuit
Published: Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Hollywood couple Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are "very satisfied" to have settled a lawsuit in Dublin against Heat magazine over pictures it published of him at a party in a Paris nightclub.
Five year jail term for Pistorius
Published: Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.
Ombudsman criticises PSNI OTR role
Published: Tuesday, 21 October 2014
The NI Police Ombudsman has criticised the role of the PSNI in the On The Runs Scheme following the collapse of the John Downey trial earlier this year.
McIlroy set for court case
Published: Monday, 20 October 2014
Holywood golfer Rory McIlroy has said he will be taking a break from the sport as he prepares for a legal battle with this former management company.
Bryson to advise Frazer in Galloway case
Published: Monday, 20 October 2014
Loyalist victims campaigner Willie Frazer has enlisted a high-profile Union flag protestor to offer courtroom advice in his libel battle with George Galloway.
Homeless man charged over park rape
Published: Monday, 20 October 2014
A 34-year-old homeless man has appeared at the Magistrate's Court in Derry charged with raping a woman in the vicinity of St Columb's Park in the Waterside in the early hours of Sunday.
Man remanded over taxi hijacking
Published: Saturday, 18 October 2014
A north Belfast man has been remanded into custody charged with hijacking a taxi at knifepoint six months ago.
Derry man 'major player' in crime gang
Published: Friday, 17 October 2014
A man from Londonderry but living in greater Manchester has been described as a "major player" of an organised crime gang, during a court hearing on Friday.
Anti-internment protest rioters jailed
Published: Friday, 17 October 2014
Two Co Antrim men who travelled from their homes to the centre of Belfast to take part in a protest over an anti-internment parade have been jailed for rioting.
Mother and son to be tried over murder
Published: Friday, 17 October 2014
A mother and son are to stand trial in connection with the murder of a man in east Belfast two years ago.
Man accused of stealing from church
Published: Friday, 17 October 2014
A man has appeared in court accused of stealing money and purses from a church.
Soldiers ‘taught’ unusual medical test
Published: Friday, 17 October 2014
A soldier has denied lying to a jury about the existence of an unusual Army medical technique to aid a comrade who stands accused of murder.
Court upholds abusive mum's jail term
Published: Friday, 17 October 2014
A remorseless mother who subjected some of her children to a catalogue of sexual abuse, neglect and cruelty was not punished too severely, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
Two men remanded over £1m cannabis
Published: Friday, 17 October 2014
Two Vietnamese men have been remanded into custody after police uncovered a £1m cannabis factory in Portadown.
Walliams accepts phone hacking damages
Published: Thursday, 16 October 2014
Britain's Got Talent judge David Walliams has accepted a "substantial" pay-out in connection to the phone hacking scandal.
Blues fan club bookkeeper admits fraud
Published: Thursday, 16 October 2014
The bookkeeper of a Co Antrim Linfield supporters club has admitted to moving tens of thousands of pounds from the club's coffers into his own bank account.
Woman spared jail over union theft
Published: Thursday, 16 October 2014
A Co Antrim woman, who stole thousands of pounds from her local credit union in the names of family members, was spared being sent to jail on Thursday because of the affect it would have on her and her children.
'Gang link' to £2m drugs seizures
Published: Thursday, 16 October 2014
A series of drug seizures worth in excess of £2.1m are allegedly linked to an organised crime gang trying to import into Northern Ireland, a court has heard.
Drug finds cost gang £2m - police
Published: Wednesday, 15 October 2014
A detective constable has said police drugs seizures have cost a criminal gang around £2m over the past year.
Alleged trafficking victims 'kept hungry'
Published: Wednesday, 15 October 2014
An alleged people trafficking "lieutenant" controlled 12 Romanian victims kept hungry and exhausted in a cramped three-bedroom house, the High Court has heard.
Loyalist shooting victim's car damaged
Published: Wednesday, 15 October 2014
The car of a high-profile loyalist shooting victim has been badly damaged as part of ongoing tensions within the UDA in north Belfast, the High Court has heard.
Jail ID policy for child visitors to end
Published: Tuesday, 14 October 2014
A policy of photographing and fingerprint-scanning child visitors at Northern Ireland's prisons is to be quashed, a High Court judge has ordered.
Four-minute rioter jailed for a year
Published: Tuesday, 14 October 2014
A 24-year-old east Belfast man captured on CCTV rioting for less than four minutes has been jailed for a year.
Jail term increased over PSNI killing
Published: Tuesday, 14 October 2014
The minimum prison term imposed on a dissident republican for the murder of Constable Stephen Carroll is to be increased by four years, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
'No rights breach' for rape accused teen
Published: Monday, 13 October 2014
A teenage boy who was arrested with his father over allegations they both raped a schoolgirl suffered no human rights breach in being released on conditions, the High Court has ruled.
Man jailed for sexual abuse of daughter
Published: Monday, 13 October 2014
A west Belfast man has been jailed for six years for sexually abusing his daughter in their family home when she was aged between 10 and 18.
Blues fan club bookkeeper denies fraud
Published: Monday, 13 October 2014
The bookkeeper of a Co Antrim Linfield Supporters Club has appeared in court accused of moving tens of thousands of pounds from the club's accounts into his own bank account.
'Loyalist supergrass' facing 212 charges
Published: Monday, 13 October 2014
A so-called loyalist supergrass is facing a record 212 charges, including five counts of murder, six of attempted murder and 31 of conspiracy to murder, a Belfast court has heard.

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