GAA referee jailed for child sex abuse
Published: Wednesday, 16 July 2014
A well-known Co Antrim GAA referee has been jailed for a total of 11 years for the sex abuse of six youngsters on differing dates stretching from the early 1980s to March 2000.
Jury sworn in for Tulisa drugs trial
Published: Tuesday, 15 July 2014
A jury has been sworn in for the trial of former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos who is accused of helping to broker a cocaine deal.
Man accused of 'wielding machetes'
Published: Monday, 14 July 2014
A man has appeared in court accused of wielding machetes and threatening a woman in south Belfast.
Woman remanded over £350k drugs find
Published: Monday, 14 July 2014
The alleged owners of a hospital in China are under investigation in connection with a £350k cannabis seizure in Northern Ireland, a court has heard.
Three in court over weekend disorder
Published: Monday, 14 July 2014
Three men have been remanded into custody accused of riot-type offences in Belfast during the early hours of the Twelfth.
Attack accused allowed to attend bonfire
Published: Friday, 11 July 2014
A Ballymena woman accused of involvement in the murder bid of a young man, whose naked body was found in a sealed wheelie bin, has had her bail curfew extended to attend an Eleventh night bonfire.
Murder victim 'was showered after assault'
Published: Friday, 11 July 2014
A murder victim found dumped in a wheelie bin in Craigavon was showered after being subjected to a violent assault, the High Court has heard.
Fake alibi charge pursued in Black case
Published: Friday, 11 July 2014
The prosecution of a woman accused of giving a fake alibi to a man formerly accused of killing prison officer David Black will continue, despite the fact the PPS dropped the murder charge.
Burglar attacked student mid-robbery
Published: Friday, 11 July 2014
A father-of-three who broke into a house in the University area of Belfast then proceeded to attack an occupant who challenged him has been handed a two and a half year sentence.
Man to stand trial over schoolboys' abuse
Published: Thursday, 10 July 2014
A Belfast man is to stand trial on charges of inciting ten different schoolboys into sexual activity, a judge has ruled.
Man charged over 42 indecent images
Published: Thursday, 10 July 2014
A Londonderry man has been charged with 42 offences relating to making and possessing indecent images of children.
Man denies wandering cow charge
Published: Thursday, 10 July 2014
A Londonderry man is to face trial for allegedly allowing a cow to wander along a country road last year.
Man arrested 'unloading drugs from car'
Published: Thursday, 10 July 2014
The Magistrate's Court in Derry has been told that a 41-year-old man, who was arrested by police officers last month as he unloaded cocaine and cannabis from the boot of a car into a wheelie bin, was a trusted member of a highly sophisticated drugs smuggling gang operating in the north-west.
Justin Bieber gets community service
Published: Wednesday, 09 July 2014
Justin Bieber has been ordered to serve five days of community service and undergo an anger management course after pleading no contest to an egging attack on his former neighbour's California home.
Man accused of smuggling £120k of cocaine
Published: Wednesday, 09 July 2014
An apprentice mechanic accused of smuggling £120k worth of cocaine into Northern Ireland thought he was bringing cannabis across the border, the High Court has heard.
Teenager 'attacked uncle with an axe'
Published: Wednesday, 09 July 2014
A teenager accused of attacking his uncle with an ornamental axe has been warned his life may be under threat, a High Court judge has heard.
Ex-soldier faces jail over nose bite
Published: Tuesday, 08 July 2014
A judge at the Crown Court in Derry has told a former Irish army soldier that it is inevitable he will go to jail after biting the nose off an Algerian man in the city centre last year.
Man fined for 'Mickey Mouse offence'
Published: Tuesday, 08 July 2014
A man who stole £4 worth of nappies, described by a judge as a “Mickey Mouse offence", has been fined £150.
Ex-NI youth player collapses in court
Published: Tuesday, 08 July 2014
A former Northern Ireland youth international footballer, who is now an alcoholic, collapsed in the dock at the Magistrate's Court in Derry on Tuesday.
Judge suggests night-time parading
Published: Tuesday, 08 July 2014
The District Judge at the Magistrate's Court in Derry has suggested that one way around Northern Ireland's parading problems could be to have parades in the middle of the night.
Murder bid accused brothers refused bail
Published: Tuesday, 08 July 2014
Two brothers accused of attempting to murder a man in Belfast as part of a family feud have been refused bail by a Crown Court judge.
Man threatened doctor with meat cleaver
Published: Tuesday, 08 July 2014
A man who brandished a meat cleaver in a Belfast doctors' surgery has been jailed for four months.
Pair in court over Craigavon murder
Published: Tuesday, 08 July 2014
A man and women have been remanded into custody charged with murder after they allegedly left their victim to die in a wheelie bin.
BMWs stolen in 'key cloning racket'
Published: Monday, 07 July 2014
An Eastern European crime gang was behind the theft of 120 BMW cars in a sophisticated cross-border key cloning racket, the High Court has heard.
Man in court over dishonest actions
Published: Saturday, 05 July 2014
A 56-year old Co Antrim man who admitted a total of 26 dishonest offences against his former employers which amounted to a loss of £25,000 to their company was handed a suspended sentence on Friday.
City centre shoplifters charged
Published: Saturday, 05 July 2014
Two north Belfast men have been remanded into custody after they admitted shop lifting offences in the city.
IRA accused 'met McCartney family'
Published: Friday, 04 July 2014
A leading republican allegedly told the sisters of murdered Belfast man Robert McCartney he would like to see the killers "get a bullet in the head", a court has heard.
Johansson wins book defamation lawsuit
Published: Friday, 04 July 2014
Scarlett Johansson has triumphed in her defamation trial against an author who penned a book featuring a character based on the actress.
Women remanded over £350k cannabis
Published: Friday, 04 July 2014
Two women have been remanded in custody in connection with the seizure of cannabis worth around £350,000.
Rolf Harris jailed for indecent assaults
Published: Friday, 04 July 2014
Rolf Harris has been jailed for five years and nine months for a string of indecent assaults.
'Fire protest' man appears in court
Published: Thursday, 03 July 2014
An Algerian man who sparked fears he was about to set himself on fire is to contest charges of assault and having a knife, a court has heard.
Relatives remanded over 'axe attack'
Published: Thursday, 03 July 2014
A man was found by police with an ornamental axe still "embedded" in his back after he was allegedly attacked by his brother and nephew, a court has heard.
Mum accused of baby murder remanded
Published: Wednesday, 02 July 2014
A woman accused of murdering her baby son is to be remanded on bail at mental health facilities, a judge directed on Thursday.
Conman admits targeting pensioner
Published: Wednesday, 02 July 2014
A rogue trader who is currently serving a prison sentence for conning scores of people out of money has admitted defrauding a vulnerable elderly gentleman.
Jeremy Kyle hopeful in court over attack
Published: Wednesday, 02 July 2014
A man who once sought bail to go on Jeremy Kyle's television show has pleaded not guilty in court to charges of actual bodily harm, criminal damage, disorderly behaviour and possession of a knife.

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