McPeake jury hears closing arguments
Published: Thursday, 25 September 2014
The jury in the trial of traditional Irish musician Francis McPeake has heard closing arguments in the case at Belfast Crown Court.
Facebook admin challenged over addresses
Published: Thursday, 25 September 2014
A man who is being sued for operating a Facebook page monitoring paedophiles in Northern Ireland is to be asked to reveal whether or not he posted a rapist's exact address, the High Court has heard.
'I have done nothing wrong' - McPeake
Published: Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Musician Francis McPeake has told his trial over alleged child sex offences that he has "done nothing wrong", but that he made a "big mistake" by taking a schoolgirl and her friend on a trip to Bangor.
Facebook page admin denies 'witch-hunt'
Published: Wednesday, 24 September 2014
A man being sued over a Facebook page which monitors paedophiles has told Belfast's High Court that 400 sex offenders have been "named and shamed", but he denies it amounts to a "witch-hunt".
MP's aide charged with voyeurism
Published: Wednesday, 24 September 2014
A former church minister and aide to a DUP MP has appeared in court charged with voyeurism.
Sex offender 'not a paedophile'
Published: Tuesday, 23 September 2014
A convicted child sex abuser suing over being featured on a Facebook page has told the High Court: "I'm not a paedophile."
Musician gives evidence at trial
Published: Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Traditional Irish musician Francis McPeake has given evidence at his trial in Belfast, where he has denied sexually abusing a 15-year old schoolgirl.
Man jailed for 'vicious' sex attack
Published: Tuesday, 23 September 2014
A Lithuanian man who subjected a woman to a shocking catalogue of rape and sexual assault after beating her boyfriend unconscious has been jailed for 18 years.
DJ Travis guilty of indecent assault
Published: Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis has been found guilty of indecent assault.
Prisoner challenges privileges denial
Published: Tuesday, 23 September 2014
A man jailed over a mortar bomb plot must have known he was breaching temporary release conditions by associating with three prominent republicans, the High Court has heard.
Paedophile 'abused after Facebook post'
Published: Monday, 22 September 2014
A convicted child sex abuser has detailed in court how he was threatened with being thrown off a pier after being featured on a Facebook page set up to monitor paedophiles in Northern Ireland.
Police regret 'shoot-to-kill' delays
Published: Monday, 22 September 2014
Deputy Chief Constable Drew Harris has appeared before the senior coroner in Belfast to explain the long-running delays in disclosing files on a series of deaths linked to an alleged security force shoot-to-kill policy in Northern Ireland.
Derry man's PSNI bias claim rejected
Published: Monday, 22 September 2014
A man has been refused a judicial review into terrorism charges against him after claiming his treatment was unfair compared to that of loyalist paramilitaries or pro-Good Friday Agreement republicans.
Man in court over £25k cocaine
Published: Monday, 22 September 2014
A Lisburn man has been remanded into custody charged with having £25,000 of class A cocaine.
Mum 'confronted McPeake' over daughter
Published: Monday, 22 September 2014
The mother of a girl who claimed she was abused by famous traditional Irish musician Francis McPeake has told a jury about confronting the pensioner over the nature of his relationship with her daughter.
'Dealer' refused bail over £500k debt
Published: Monday, 22 September 2014
A west Belfast man who is alleged to be a "significant drug dealer" has been refused bail amid fears that he would reoffend to recoup the £500k he owes to "sinister men".
Wife found 'in pool of blood'
Published: Friday, 19 September 2014
The estranged husband of Marion Millican has told a jury of the moment he cradled her in his arms to see if she was still alive as she lay in a pool of blood in a Portstewart launderette.
Suspended sentence for rogue DJ
Published: Friday, 19 September 2014
A rogue DJ from Coleraine, who cancelled wedding bookings after claiming his father had just died, has been handed a suspended sentence.
Frazer pledge over Galloway comments
Published: Friday, 19 September 2014
A loyalist victims' campaigner has given a High Court pledge not to repeat any allegedly defamatory comments about George Galloway on social media.
Abortion protestor denies 'witch cackle'
Published: Friday, 19 September 2014
A leading anti-abortion campaigner facing a harassment charge has rejected court claims she cackled like a witch at a Marie Stopes clinic director.
Woman denies making up abuse claims
Published: Thursday, 18 September 2014
A woman who claims she was sexually abused by a famous traditional Irish musician when she was a teenager refuted claims on Thursday that she made the allegations up.
Mother 'knew she was facing death'
Published: Thursday, 18 September 2014
A mother-of-four fatally shot in the Portstewart laundrette where she had worked for over a decade knew she was facing death at the hands of her former lover, a court heard on Thursday.
Bail deferred in bus sex act case
Published: Thursday, 18 September 2014
A man accused of performing a sex act on a bus has had a bail application adjourned after a judge insisted in seeing psychiatric reports before making a decision on the matter.
Judge makes domestic violence appeal
Published: Thursday, 18 September 2014
Domestic violence prosecutions in Northern Ireland will be hampered by alleged victims refusing to make complaint statements or testify, a senior judge has warned.
Man 'threatened ex-wife with acid bath'
Published: Thursday, 18 September 2014
An estranged husband allegedly threatened to bath his ex-wife in acid and mutilate any new partner, the High Court has heard.
Derry drugs 'destined for MTV concert'
Published: Thursday, 18 September 2014
A police officer has told Londonderry Magistrates' Court he believed this weekend's MTV concert "was the possible destination" for up to £60,000 of cannabis found in the boot of a car in the Ballymagroarty area of the city.
Laundrette killing 'accidental'
Published: Wednesday, 17 September 2014
A 52-year-old Co Londonderry man, who claims that he accidently shot his former partner while intending to kill himself in front of her, has gone on trial accused of her murder.
Jail for cash box robber
Published: Wednesday, 17 September 2014
A 27-year-old Belfast man, who admitted taking part in four cash box robberies between December 2011 and February the following year, has been sentenced to ten years.
Teen thought pensioner 'was boyfriend'
Published: Wednesday, 17 September 2014
A Belfast woman, who claimed she was sexually abused by traditional Irish musician Francis McPeake when she was a teenager, has told a jury she believed at the time that he was her boyfriend.
Suspended sentence for IRA letter writer
Published: Wednesday, 17 September 2014
A man from Londonderry has been handed a suspended jail term for writing threatening letters proclaiming to be from the IRA.
Two in court after Belfast hate attack
Published: Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Two neighbours accused of a suspected race hate attack on a Hungarian woman's home must not enter north Belfast, a judge has ordered.
EastEnders star accepts hacking damages
Published: Tuesday, 16 September 2014
EastEnders star Steve Mcfadden has accepted a "substantial" payout relating to the phone-hacking scandal.
Family seek justice for Mairéad
Published: Tuesday, 16 September 2014
The sister of an Omagh woman, who died of serious head injuries earlier this year, has told UTV she will never give up on getting justice after a murder charge was dropped in court.
Court separates 'isolated' girl from mum
Published: Tuesday, 16 September 2014
A Belfast court has ruled that a 13-year-old girl should be removed from her mother and sent to a specialist centre in Co Dublin, as the teenager was deemed to require "urgent intervention".
Pair in court over Adair murder plot
Published: Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Two men have appeared in court in Scotland accused of conspiring to murder high profile loyalists Johnny Adair and Samuel McCrory.

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