Carer who stole from blind man walks free
Published: Tuesday, 30 September 2014
A care assistant who stole money from a blind, disabled, elderly man she helped to look after has escaped jail, after being sentenced to community service.
Suspended jail term for mistreating dog
Published: Tuesday, 30 September 2014
A north Belfast woman has been given a six month suspended jail sentence for mistreating her dog.
Casement Park court battle continues
Published: Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Staging concerts at a redeveloped Casement Park stadium will be clearly secondary to hosting GAA matches, the High Court has heard.
Liam Gallagher to finalise divorce
Published: Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Rocker Liam Gallagher is hoping to finalise his divorce from Nicole Appleton in the coming weeks so he can focus on settling a financial battle with the mother of his love child.
Dave Lee Travis sentence under review
Published: Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Dave Lee Travis' sexual assault sentence is under review after officials were bombarded with complaints suggesting the DJ's punishment is too lenient.
NI soldier death trial begins
Published: Tuesday, 30 September 2014
A soldier was left with a broken neck after being brutally murdered by his comrade at a barracks after a night out drinking, a jury has been told.
Laundrette manslaughter plea rejected
Published: Tuesday, 30 September 2014
A Co Londonderry man who has gone on trial for the murder of his former partner, in the Portstewart laundrette where she worked, claims he accidentally shot her during a suicide bid.
Man on trial for mortar bomb plot
Published: Monday, 29 September 2014
A Co Armagh man has gone on trial accused of plotting to kill police officers with a mortar bomb over seven years ago.
'Crumbling stadium' if GAA plan quashed
Published: Monday, 29 September 2014
GAA fans will be stuck with a crumbling and decaying stadium if the decision to approve a new 38,000-seater arena in west Belfast is quashed, the High Court has heard.
Twitter troll jailed over 'rape tweets'
Published: Monday, 29 September 2014
A 33-year-old man has been jailed for posting and retweeting abusive Twitter messages threatening to rape a Labour MP.
McPeake cleared of child sex charges
Published: Monday, 29 September 2014
Traditional Irish musician Francis McPeake has been found not guilty of 12 child sex abuse charges against him.
Laundrette shooting trial jury dismissed
Published: Monday, 29 September 2014
The jury in the trial of a Co Londonderry man accused of shooting dead his former partner in the Portstewart laundrette where she worked has been discharged for legal reasons.
No bail for video blackmail accused
Published: Monday, 29 September 2014
A 28-year-old Coleraine man who allegedly threatened to splash compromising videos of his former partner on the internet has been refused bail.
Disciplined prisoner loses challenge
Published: Monday, 29 September 2014
A man jailed over a mortar bomb plot has lost his legal challenge to being punished for meeting three prominent republicans while on temporary release.
Three in court over £100m cocaine haul
Published: Friday, 26 September 2014
Three English men have appeared in court in the Republic of Ireland charged in connection with the discovery of £100m of suspected cocaine onboard a luxury yacht off the Cork coast.
Dave Lee Travis 'mortified' by conviction
Published: Friday, 26 September 2014
DJ Dave Lee Travis has said he was "mortified" and "really disappointed" over his indecent assault conviction as he again criticised prosecutors for portraying him as a sexual predator.
Rogue DJ left bride 'high and dry'
Published: Friday, 26 September 2014
A woman who was left without a wedding DJ after the man she had booked invented a claim he was involved in a bad road accident has said she was left "high and dry" and that her big day was ruined by the cancellation.
PSNI CCTV operator jailed for voyeurism
Published: Friday, 26 September 2014
A police CCTV operator who was convicted by a jury of using PSNI equipment to spy on an unwitting woman in her apartment has been jailed for eight months.
Trafficking accused deemed flight risk
Published: Friday, 26 September 2014
A Romanian man accused of human trafficking and forced labour has been refused bail amid fears that he would reoffend, flee the country and interfere with witnesses.
Exhumation decision 'within weeks'
Published: Thursday, 25 September 2014
A decision on whether or not to exhume the body of a man killed in the Ballymurphy Massacre over 40 years ago will be taken within weeks, a coroner's court has heard.
McPeake jury hears closing arguments
Published: Thursday, 25 September 2014
The jury in the trial of traditional Irish musician Francis McPeake has heard closing arguments in the case at Belfast Crown Court.
Facebook admin challenged over addresses
Published: Thursday, 25 September 2014
A man who is being sued for operating a Facebook page monitoring paedophiles in Northern Ireland is to be asked to reveal whether or not he posted a rapist's exact address, the High Court has heard.
'I have done nothing wrong' - McPeake
Published: Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Musician Francis McPeake has told his trial over alleged child sex offences that he has "done nothing wrong", but that he made a "big mistake" by taking a schoolgirl and her friend on a trip to Bangor.
Facebook page admin denies 'witch-hunt'
Published: Wednesday, 24 September 2014
A man being sued over a Facebook page which monitors paedophiles has told Belfast's High Court that 400 sex offenders have been "named and shamed", but he denies it amounts to a "witch-hunt".
MP's aide charged with voyeurism
Published: Wednesday, 24 September 2014
A former church minister and aide to a DUP MP has appeared in court charged with voyeurism.
Sex offender 'not a paedophile'
Published: Tuesday, 23 September 2014
A convicted child sex abuser suing over being featured on a Facebook page has told the High Court: "I'm not a paedophile."
Musician gives evidence at trial
Published: Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Traditional Irish musician Francis McPeake has given evidence at his trial in Belfast, where he has denied sexually abusing a 15-year old schoolgirl.
Man jailed for 'vicious' sex attack
Published: Tuesday, 23 September 2014
A Lithuanian man who subjected a woman to a shocking catalogue of rape and sexual assault after beating her boyfriend unconscious has been jailed for 18 years.
DJ Travis guilty of indecent assault
Published: Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis has been found guilty of indecent assault.
Prisoner challenges privileges denial
Published: Tuesday, 23 September 2014
A man jailed over a mortar bomb plot must have known he was breaching temporary release conditions by associating with three prominent republicans, the High Court has heard.
Paedophile 'abused after Facebook post'
Published: Monday, 22 September 2014
A convicted child sex abuser has detailed in court how he was threatened with being thrown off a pier after being featured on a Facebook page set up to monitor paedophiles in Northern Ireland.
Police regret 'shoot-to-kill' delays
Published: Monday, 22 September 2014
Deputy Chief Constable Drew Harris has appeared before the senior coroner in Belfast to explain the long-running delays in disclosing files on a series of deaths linked to an alleged security force shoot-to-kill policy in Northern Ireland.
Derry man's PSNI bias claim rejected
Published: Monday, 22 September 2014
A man has been refused a judicial review into terrorism charges against him after claiming his treatment was unfair compared to that of loyalist paramilitaries or pro-Good Friday Agreement republicans.
Man in court over £25k cocaine
Published: Monday, 22 September 2014
A Lisburn man has been remanded into custody charged with having £25,000 of class A cocaine.
Mum 'confronted McPeake' over daughter
Published: Monday, 22 September 2014
The mother of a girl who claimed she was abused by famous traditional Irish musician Francis McPeake has told a jury about confronting the pensioner over the nature of his relationship with her daughter.

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