Man pleads guilty over pensioner death
Published: Friday, 31 October 2014
A 41-year-old Antrim man has pleaded guilty to the unlawful killing of pensioner Bertie Acheson in his Coleraine home in April 2012.
Man remanded over Ardoyne gun attack
Published: Thursday, 30 October 2014
A man has been remanded into custody accused of having a gun allegedly used in an attack on a house in north Belfast.
Soldier gets life for comrade murder
Published: Thursday, 30 October 2014
A soldier from Dublin, convicted of murdering his comrade from Northern Ireland at their Army barracks, has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 15 years.
Voice analyst enlisted in Bell case
Published: Thursday, 30 October 2014
A voice analyst has been enlisted in the case of a veteran republican accused of aiding and abetting the murder of Disappeared victim Jean McConville, a court has heard.
Alleged crime boss 'using family'
Published: Wednesday, 29 October 2014
An alleged crime boss is using friends and family in an operation to import drugs from across Europe into Northern Ireland, the High Court has heard.
Man accused of child rape when teenager
Published: Wednesday, 29 October 2014
A Co Antrim man has gone on trial, accused of raping a seven-year old girl in a derelict house when he was 10 years her senior.
Alleged rape may have involved five men
Published: Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Up to five men may have been involved in the alleged gang rape of a young woman on a night out in Portadown, the High Court has heard.
Psychiatric assessment ordered for son
Published: Wednesday, 29 October 2014
A judge has ordered that a man accused of murdering his parents in Co Donegal should undergo a psychiatric assessment as soon as possible.
Lawyers request review of toddler autopsy
Published: Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Lawyers for a mother accused of murdering her three-year-old son are to instruct an expert to review the child's autopsy, a judge has heard.
Driver weeps at motorcyclist's inquest
Published: Tuesday, 28 October 2014
A young woman who was just 17 when she was involved in a crash that killed a motorcyclist in Lisburn two years ago has wept uncontrollably while giving evidence at the inquest into his death.
Top lawyer to review Cahill cases
Published: Tuesday, 28 October 2014
A leading human rights lawyer has been appointed to independently review three criminal cases linked to the alleged rape of a Belfast woman.
Laundrette accused 'made Lifeline call'
Published: Monday, 27 October 2014
A man accused of murdering his former partner in her Portstewart laundrette workplace made a tearful call to the charity Lifeline the Christmas before her death, his trial has heard.
Derry man fined for tattooing boy
Published: Monday, 27 October 2014
A would-be tattoo artist from Londonderry has been convicted of tattooing a 13-year-old boy.
Man accused of raping boy to stand trial
Published: Monday, 27 October 2014
A Belfast man is to stand trial accused of imprisoning and repeatedly raping a schoolboy, a judge has ruled.
Man remanded over £400k cannabis haul
Published: Monday, 27 October 2014
A Limavady man has been remanded into custody after appearing in court in connection with a major drugs seizure.
Prosecutors to appeal Pistorius ruling
Published: Monday, 27 October 2014
State prosecutors in South Africa are to appeal Oscar Pistorius's conviction for culpable homicide and five-year prison sentence.
Pair remanded on kidnapping charges
Published: Monday, 27 October 2014
Two Bangor men have appeared in court charged with threatening to kill a vulnerable man they had allegedly kidnapped in Bangor, Co Down.
Attempted murder accused in court
Published: Monday, 27 October 2014
A Bangor man has been remanded in custody accused of trying to kill a male relative in Newtownards at the weekend.
Trio charged over cannabis plants in van
Published: Friday, 24 October 2014
Three men have been charged in connection with cannabis plants with a street value of £43,000 seized from a van in Co Fermanagh on Wednesday.
Man charged with murdering parents
Published: Friday, 24 October 2014
A man has been charged with the murder of his parents after appearing at a special sitting of Ballyshannon District Court in Co Donegal on Friday night.
Killers continue Supreme Court bid
Published: Friday, 24 October 2014
Two dissident republicans jailed for the murder of Constable Stephen Carroll are to continue to try to go before the UK's highest court in a bid to clear their names.
Man jailed for forging Godmother's will
Published: Friday, 24 October 2014
A Co Armagh farmer who forged the will of his Godmother in order to inherit her £1m estate has been jailed for three years.
Liam Adams appeal listed for next year
Published: Friday, 24 October 2014
Liam Adams' appeal against his conviction of raping his own daughter will take place next year, it has been confirmed.
Paedophile seeking £100,000 in damages
Published: Thursday, 23 October 2014
A convicted child sex offender is seeking up to £100,000 in damages for being featured on a Facebook page which claims to monitor paedophiles in Northern Ireland, the High Court has heard.
Man in court over toddler murder bid
Published: Thursday, 23 October 2014
A man has appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of a two-year-old girl.
Murder accused had 'depressive disorder'
Published: Wednesday, 22 October 2014
A Co Londonderry man accused of murdering his former partner was suffering from a "major depressive disorder" at the time of the shooting, a forensic psychiatrist has told his trial.
'Axe attack' post found on Facebook page
Published: Wednesday, 22 October 2014
A Facebook page which claims to monitor sex offenders in Northern Ireland contained posts about carrying out axe attacks on paedophiles in their homes, the High Court has heard.
Victims consider challenge over Kincora
Published: Wednesday, 22 October 2014
A Belfast solicitor who represents a number of Kincora victims has warned they may issue legal proceedings against the British government over its decision to exclude the home from a UK inquiry into historic child abuse.
Jury retires in soldier murder trial
Published: Wednesday, 22 October 2014
A jury has retired to consider its verdict in the case against a soldier accused of murdering a corporal from Northern Ireland who was found dead at their Army base in England.
Supreme Court bid over girl’s removal
Published: Wednesday, 22 October 2014
The removal of a girl said to have been shut off from the outside world has been put on temporary hold while her mother launches an urgent Supreme Court bid to stop their separation.
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.

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