Fraud farmer ordered 'jail or pay up'
Published: Friday, 07 November 2014
A Co Fermanagh farmer, who was jailed last year for stealing nearly £500k in fraudulent VAT repayments, has been ordered to make a repayment of £60k or serve a further two years in prison.
Genetic mother loses birth cert case
Published: Friday, 07 November 2014
The genetic mother of twins born to a surrogate in the Republic of Ireland has lost a landmark battle to be officially recognised as their mother.
Cliftonville keeper wins assault appeal
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014
Irish League goalkeeper Conor Devlin has won an appeal against a conviction for a nightclub assault on a rival player.
Officer considered quitting after deaths
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014
A police officer has said he considered quitting the PSNI after attempting to save four of his colleagues who died after getting trapped in a patrol vehicle.
Dappy avoids jail over club attack
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014
Former N-Dubz singer Dappy has avoided jail after he carried out a nightclub attack while serving a suspended sentence.
Frazer fails part of Galloway case
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014
A loyalist victims' campaigner has failed in a legal bid to be discharged from an undertaking not to repeat any allegedly defamatory comments about George Galloway on social media.
AC/DC drummer charged in murder plot
Published: Thursday, 06 November 2014
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been arrested and charged in connection to an alleged murder plot in New Zealand.
Officers describe PSNI fatal crash scene
Published: Wednesday, 05 November 2014
The inquest into the death of four police officers who died in a car crash in Co Down has heard evidence from their colleagues who were first on the scene.
Man found guilty of laundrette murder
Published: Wednesday, 05 November 2014
A Co Londonderry man has been convicted for the second time of murdering his former girlfriend in the Portstewart laundrette where she worked in March 2011.
Stormont to hold criminal justice inquiry
Published: Wednesday, 05 November 2014
Stormont's Justice Committee has agreed to hold an inquiry into public confidence in the criminal justice system over the handling of alleged sexual abuse by republicans.
Drugs boss handed eight year sentence
Published: Wednesday, 05 November 2014
A drugs dealer who was caught in possession of an arsenal of weaponry and was described by the PSNI as being a leading member of a drugs smuggling gang in Northern Ireland, was handed an eight year sentence at Londonderry Crown Court.
Injured toddler 'yet to regain sight'
Published: Wednesday, 05 November 2014
A two-year-old girl whose skull fractures were allegedly inflicted in an attempt to kill her has yet to regain sight, the High Court has heard.
Councillor jailed for graffiti
Published: Wednesday, 05 November 2014
A councillor in Londonderry has been jailed for six months for painting political slogans on the historic City Walls.
Millican jury set to retire
Published: Tuesday, 04 November 2014
The jury in the trial of a Co Londonderry man who denies murdering his former partner, in the Portstewart laundrette where she worked, is due to retire.
Men to be tried on Belfast murders
Published: Tuesday, 04 November 2014
Two men are to stand trial accused of carrying out a double killing at a flat in Belfast, a judge ruled on Tuesday.
Court approves Duffy questioning
Published: Tuesday, 04 November 2014
Detectives have been granted court permission to question high-profile dissident republican Colin Duffy for up to 72 hours.
Inquest into fatal PSNI crash opens
Published: Tuesday, 04 November 2014
Four police officers killed in a road crash in Co Down almost six years ago were unable to escape from their burning vehicle, a coroner's court heard on the opening of the inquest.
Co Antrim man cleared of raping child
Published: Monday, 03 November 2014
A Co Antrim man was acquitted by a jury of raping a child 10 years his junior over two decades ago.
Man jailed for firing shots during riot
Published: Monday, 03 November 2014
A 40-year-old father of four who caused "mass panic" when he fired three shots at a police lines during an incident of disorder linked to the flag protest has been handed a four year sentence.
Three remanded over drugs find
Published: Saturday, 01 November 2014
Three men have been remanded into custody after a drugs find at what police described as a "manufacturing house".
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.

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