Robert Hamill inquiry disc lost
Published: Thursday, 29 January 2015
Information relating to three judge-led inquiries - including the murder of Robert Hamill - has gone missing in the post, the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has confirmed.
Lohan facing jail over community service
Published: Thursday, 29 January 2015
Lindsay Lohan is facing a possible jail term for counting meet-and-greets with fans as part of her community service work.
Ex-teacher charged over child images
Published: Thursday, 29 January 2015
A former teacher and city council candidate has been ordered to stand trial accused of having indecent images of children.
Man denies threatening to kill MP
Published: Wednesday, 28 January 2015
A 33-year old Belfast man accused of threatening to kill Alliance MP Naomi Long has denied the charge.
Warning over budget cuts to NI courts
Published: Wednesday, 28 January 2015
The Lord Chief Justice has raised concerns about the impact of budget cuts on the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service (NICTS).
Glitter 'no sexual interest in children'
Published: Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Disgraced pop legend Gary Glitter wept in court on Wednesday as he insisted he is not a paedophile despite his previous conviction for possessing child pornography.
Man remanded over explosives find
Published: Tuesday, 27 January 2015
A man accused of storing explosives at his west Belfast home is believed to be "deeply involved" with a dissident republican organisation, a court has heard.
McCollum 'may serve shorter sentence'
Published: Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Peru drugs mule Michaela McCollum's jail sentence could be shortened if she is returned to Northern Ireland, it has been revealed.
Murder inquest halted over OTR letter
Published: Monday, 26 January 2015
A murder inquest has been halted after it emerged a suspect in the 2003 killing of a Co Armagh man was wrongly issued with an On The Runs (OTR) letter of comfort.
Men in court on IRA charges
Published: Monday, 26 January 2015
Two men have appeared in court in Londonderry on charges arising out of alleged IRA membership, including possession in Maghaberry Prison of a handwritten note linked to terrorism.
Man held over threat to school children
Published: Saturday, 24 January 2015
A man has been remanded into custody charged with threatening to kill children at an east Belfast primary school.
Court order secured over Boston tapes
Published: Friday, 23 January 2015
A former loyalist prisoner has secured a High Court order to stop police flying to the United States to collect tapes of interviews he gave to a Boston university project.
Flat arson murder attempt denied
Published: Friday, 23 January 2015
A 30-year-old man has appeared at the Magistrate's Court in Derry charged with attempting to murder his girlfriend by setting fire to his flat when she was in bed asleep.
Cocaine factory accused 'lives at risk'
Published: Friday, 23 January 2015
The lives of a couple charged over the discovery of a suspected cocaine factory are at risk, a court has heard.
Michael Jackson's mother launches appeal
Published: Friday, 23 January 2015
Attorneys representing Michael Jackson's mother Katherine returned to court in Los Angeles on Thursday to fight for a new trial in her legal battle with concert promoters over the pop superstar's death.
Woman to stand trial over false alibi
Published: Friday, 23 January 2015
An unemployed single mother from Co Armagh is to stand trial in connection with the murder of prison officer David Black.
Man denies Ballymena murder of partner
Published: Friday, 23 January 2015
A Co Antrim man has appeared before Belfast Crown Court to deny murdering his partner at her Ballymena home last year.
Mum to stand trial over toddler murder
Published: Friday, 23 January 2015
A Lisburn mum has been ordered to stand trial accused of the murder of her three-year-old son.
Corrie's Knox admits drink-driving
Published: Friday, 23 January 2015
Coronation Street actress Barbara Knox has admitted drink-driving as a court was told she "bitterly regrets" the incident.
Cilla Black lands phone-hacking payout
Published: Thursday, 22 January 2015
Singers Cilla Black and Peter Andre, stage star Darren Day and EastEnders actress Jessie Wallace are the latest stars to accept "substantial damages" over the phone-hacking scandal.
Emergency proceedings over Boston tapes
Published: Thursday, 22 January 2015
A former loyalist prisoner has launched a High Court attempt to block prosecuting authorities from obtaining interviews he gave to a US university project.
Rihanna wins image battle with Topshop
Published: Thursday, 22 January 2015
Rihanna has won her legal battle against Topshop, resulting in the upholding of a ban on the selling without her permission of t-shirts bearing a photo of the singer taken while in Northern Ireland.
Court fines worth £19m not recovered
Published: Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Law enforcement agencies in Northern Ireland have not recovered £19m in fines.
Legal bid won over Omagh inquiry refusal
Published: Wednesday, 21 January 2015
The father of a young man killed in the Omagh bombing has won the legal right to challenge the Government's refusal to hold a public inquiry into the atrocity.
CCTV footage released of armed robbery
Published: Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Police have released CCTV footage of an armed robbery at a filling station in Co Down, which shows a child being lifted and carried to safety by a member of the public.
Derry man admits 13-year child abuse
Published: Tuesday, 20 January 2015
A former senior manager with Derry City Council has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two boys over a 13 year period, starting in 1962.
'Bank card used' after Cheung murder
Published: Tuesday, 20 January 2015
A credit card stolen from the wife of a murdered Chinese restaurant owner was used in an attempt to make online purchases within an hour of the attack, the High Court has heard.
Solicitor fined for sexual assault
Published: Tuesday, 20 January 2015
A solicitor convicted of sexually assaulting a female colleague was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay his victim £2,500 by way of compensation.
Austistic teen murder attempt denied
Published: Tuesday, 20 January 2015
A 19-year old man appeared in court on Tuesday where he denied trying to kill an autistic teenager in Lisburn.
'One punch' attack accused in court
Published: Tuesday, 20 January 2015
A Co Antrim man accused of an alleged 'one punch' attack on his brother in Sydney - which left him critically ill in hospital - has appeared in court in Australia.
Bid to reduce David Mills sentence fails
Published: Monday, 19 January 2015
A man who battered his former Irish League footballer cousin to death has failed in a bid to have his jail sentence reduced.
Arrest after dissident searches at border
Published: Sunday, 18 January 2015
A 24-year-old man has been arrested in Co Louth in relation to dissident republican activity.
Date set for abortion campaigner appeal
Published: Friday, 16 January 2015
A date has been set for the court hearing of anti-abortion campaigner Bernadette Smyth's appeal against being convicted of harassing the director of a Marie Stopes sexual health clinic.
Judge hits out at Snoop Dogg show
Published: Friday, 16 January 2015
Controversial US rapper Snoop Dogg was described as "a misogynist wretch" by a Londonderry district judge.
Murder victim stabbed '17 times'
Published: Thursday, 15 January 2015
The owner of a Chinese restaurant who was murdered near Randalstown, Co Antrim, was stabbed 17 times, a court has heard.

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