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.
Man in court over explosives haul
Published: Monday, 13 October 2014
A man has appeared in court on terrorism charges linked to the seizure of explosives and ammunition at a farm in Co Fermanagh, recovered during a four-day operation.
Man admits £100m cocaine yacht plot
Published: Monday, 13 October 2014
A West Yorkshire man has admitted involvement in a plot to smuggle cocaine worth £100m into the UK on a luxury yacht, after the vessel was found off the coast of Cork last month.
Parade conditions challenge thrown out
Published: Friday, 10 October 2014
A High Court judge has thrown out a legal challenge to the rationality of conditions imposed on flute band marches past a Catholic church in Belfast.
Footballer sentenced over pitch assault
Published: Friday, 10 October 2014
An Irish league footballer has been sentenced for an on-pitch assault which left an opposing player with a broken jaw.
Son bailed as dad left in coma
Published: Friday, 10 October 2014
A man has been bailed after appearing in court charged over an attack that left his father in a coma.
Two remanded over £560,000 drugs haul
Published: Friday, 10 October 2014
Two men have been remanded in custody on charges linked to the seizure of £560,000 worth of cannabis in Belfast.
Man in court over mother's murder
Published: Friday, 10 October 2014
A Portstewart man has appeared in court accused of murdering his own mother.
Timberlake and Biel in Dublin lawsuit
Published: Friday, 10 October 2014
US singer Justin Timberlake and his actress wife Jessica Biel are taking legal action in Dublin against Heat magazine over alleged defamation.
Doctor to face police assault trial
Published: Thursday, 09 October 2014
A decision has been taken to continue with the prosecution of an anaesthetist from Altnagelvin Hospital who denies assaulting police in Londonderry last December, a court has heard.
Indian 'healer' convicted of child rape
Published: Thursday, 09 October 2014
An Indian 'holy man' has been convicted of sexually abusing a 12-year-old schoolgirl who was brought to him with a stomach complaint.
Soldier accused 'pale' after body found
Published: Thursday, 09 October 2014
A soldier accused of murdering a member of his own regiment from Northern Ireland, looked scared and pale after his alleged victim's body was found, a court in England has heard.
Casement delay 'costing £60k a week'
Published: Thursday, 09 October 2014
The delay in starting full construction on the new Casement Park GAA stadium is costing £60k a week, the High Court has heard.
Man jailed for racist attack in Derry
Published: Thursday, 09 October 2014
A 24-year-old father-of-two has been jailed for racially abusing a man before punching him on the mouth in an unprovoked attack in Londonderry.
Trial hears from forensics expert
Published: Wednesday, 08 October 2014
A forensics expert has told a jury that a shotgun used to shoot dead a mother-of-four could not have been accidentally fired during a struggle.
Man remanded over Orange Hall arson
Published: Wednesday, 08 October 2014
A man has been remanded in custody after appearing in court charged over an arson attack on an Orange Hall and a Presbyterian church in Co Donegal.
No jail for man who threw melon in Tesco
Published: Wednesday, 08 October 2014
A customer pelted supermarket staff with tins of beer and fruit during a drunken outburst, a court has heard.
Family welcome Arlene inquest date
Published: Wednesday, 08 October 2014
An inquest into the death of Castlederg teenager Arlene Arkinson will get under way in September next year.
Jamie Bryson's trial put on hold
Published: Wednesday, 08 October 2014
High-profile loyalist flag protestor Jamie Bryson's trial for allegedly taking part in unlawful public processions has been put on hold over a legal dispute.
Cody family 'delighted' as man jailed
Published: Tuesday, 07 October 2014
The family of Cody the Collie have said they are "delighted" after a man was told he will spend 10 months in jail for dousing the pet in diesel and setting her on fire.
Solicitor accused of sex assault named
Published: Tuesday, 07 October 2014
A judge has declared that a solicitor facing accusations of sexually assaulting a woman can be named.
Victim describes CCTV voyeur ‘hell’
Published: Monday, 06 October 2014
A young woman has described the moment a police officer showed her half-naked images of herself and told her she had been spied on by a CCTV operator at a north Belfast PSNI station.
Trial hears from psychiatric nurses
Published: Monday, 06 October 2014
A man accused of murdering his former partner in the Portstewart laundrette where she worked told a psychiatric nurse that he had harboured thoughts of stabbing her, his trial has heard.
Home for children was 'hell on earth'
Published: Monday, 06 October 2014
A former Co Down children's home run by a religious order has been described as "hell on earth" by the first witness to give evidence to an inquiry about historical institutional abuse allegations.
Schoolboy cleared of raping mother
Published: Monday, 06 October 2014
A teenage schoolboy has been acquitted of raping his own mother after no evidence was offered by the prosecution.
Alleged burglar identified on Facebook
Published: Monday, 06 October 2014
A businessman who had £4,000 stolen in a house raid researched and identified the alleged burglar on Facebook, the High Court has heard.
Dappy assault sentencing adjourned
Published: Monday, 06 October 2014
Former N-Dubz singer Dappy has had his sentencing adjourned for punching a man in a nightclub.
Accused pleads guilty to manslaughter
Published: Monday, 06 October 2014
A 33-year-old Belfast man has been remanded in custody after he admitted killing a father-of-three in the east of the city last April.

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