Charges reinstated over Hamill murder
Published: Monday, 10 March 2014
High Court judges have quashed a decision to halt criminal proceedings against two men and a woman in connection with the murder of Catholic Robert Hamill in 1997.
Boy, 13, remanded on burglary charges
Published: Saturday, 08 March 2014
A 13-year-old boy accused of committing two burglaries in Belfast got a hug and kiss from his mother in court before he was remanded into custody on Saturday.
Nurse jailed over patient sex attack
Published: Friday, 07 March 2014
A male auxiliary nurse who sexually assaulted a "hopelessly defenceless" elderly patient was on Friday handed a five year jail term.
Buckfast rioter danced on PSNI van
Published: Friday, 07 March 2014
A north Belfast man has been jailed for six months after he was caught on film dancing on top of police landrovers while drinking from a bottle of Buckfast wine.
Doctor to contest police assault charges
Published: Friday, 07 March 2014
The solicitor representing a doctor who has been charged with assaulting two police officers following a pre-Christmas night out in Londonderry, has said his client denies the charges and is to contest them.
Date fixed for pensioner murder trial
Published: Friday, 07 March 2014
A date has been fixed for the trial of a former husband and wife accused of the murder of a Coleraine pensioner.
Pharmacist to appeal murder conviction
Published: Friday, 07 March 2014
A pharmacist, jailed for battering her elderly neighbour to death with a crucifix, is set to appeal her murder conviction.
Pair jailed over dissident rifle
Published: Thursday, 06 March 2014
Two men from Londonderry have been jailed for a total of six years after they were caught with a rifle linked to dissident republicans following a covert police surveillance operation.
Men in court over animal cruelty
Published: Thursday, 06 March 2014
Four east Belfast men who admitted animal cruelty charges have been remanded in custody at Belfast Crown Court.
GAA star not guilty of murdering father
Published: Thursday, 06 March 2014
Sean Hackett, the Co Tyrone teenager who shot his father dead, has been found not guilty of murder but was convicted of manslaughter.
Brothers sentenced for manslaughter
Published: Thursday, 06 March 2014
Four brothers who killed a couple after setting fire to their home in a remote area of Co Armagh have been sentenced to a total of more than 40 years in prison.
Celtic star in court for 'hitting Elvis'
Published: Thursday, 06 March 2014
Celtic striker Anthony Stokes has been charged before a court in Dublin with assaulting an Elvis impersonator.
Man 'flipped' in wrong queue at shops
Published: Thursday, 06 March 2014
A "vulnerable" man who attacked and verbally abused staff at a Belfast city centre Tesco express shop after he joined the wrong queue was on Thursday handed a suspended prison sentence.
Former church treasurer facing jail
Published: Thursday, 06 March 2014
A former treasurer of a Church of Ireland parish has been told she will face jail time for defrauding the organisation of £34,000.
Dissident bail altered over election bid
Published: Thursday, 06 March 2014
The District Judge at the Magistrate's Court in Derry has varied the curfew conditions imposed on a dissident republican to enable him to canvas for the forthcoming local government elections in May.
Ex-IRA  British agent drops legal bid
Published: Thursday, 06 March 2014
A former British army agent inside the IRA has abandoned his legal battle over the newspaper publication of his photograph.
Man accused of biting woman's ear off
Published: Thursday, 06 March 2014
A man accused of biting a woman's ear off during a drinking binge has been banned from entering Belfast.
UK deportee caught with heroin in NI
Published: Wednesday, 05 March 2014
A 24-year old Lithuanian national, who was in Northern Ireland illegally, has been remanded in custody after admitting a charge of supplying heroin.
Hackett murder trial 'extraordinary'
Published: Wednesday, 05 March 2014
The Hackett murder trial is one of the most extraordinary cases ever to have reached a criminal court, a Dungannon jury has heard during closing submissions.
Accountant 'offered money to hide drugs'
Published: Wednesday, 05 March 2014
An accountant was offered £100 a month to store drugs worth £150k in his flat, the High Court has heard.
Woman charged over Black murder alibi
Published: Wednesday, 05 March 2014
A woman has appeared in court charged with perverting the course of justice by providing a false alibi for a suspect in the murder investigation of prison officer David Black.
Man found 'former partners unconscious'
Published: Wednesday, 05 March 2014
A stonemason accused of murdering two former girlfriends claims he found both of them unconscious, the High Court has heard.
Rioter 'sickened' by his actions jailed
Published: Wednesday, 05 March 2014
A 23-year-old who told police he was "sickened" by his behaviour, after watching CCTV footage of himself during a riot, began a nine-month prison sentence on Wednesday.
Nurse committed 'horrific sex attack'
Published: Tuesday, 04 March 2014
A judge has told a court a male nurse launched what he described as an "absolutely horrific" sex attack on a vulnerable patient.
Paralympian pleads guilty over sex assault
Published: Tuesday, 04 March 2014
A Jordanian paralympian and world record holder has been freed after his 12 month jail term for sexual assault, while training in Antrim in the run-up to the 2012 London Paralympic Games, was suspended for two years.
Czech brothel accused remanded
Published: Tuesday, 04 March 2014
Two women discovered in a south Belfast townhouse suspected of being used as a brothel were "listless, skinny and caked in make-up", the High Court has heard.
Band members cleared of parade breach
Published: Tuesday, 04 March 2014
Seventeen members of a loyalist flute band have been cleared of defying a ban on them marching past a Catholic Church in Belfast.
City attack victim 'remains unconscious'
Published: Tuesday, 04 March 2014
The full extent of damage inflicted on a man whose head was punched and stamped on in an attack in north Belfast is still to be determined, the High Court has heard.
Evidence closes in Hackett murder trial
Published: Tuesday, 04 March 2014
A forensic psychiatrist has told a court that murder accused Sean Hackett has shown no evidence of a mental condition, as the evidence drew to a close on Tuesday.
Parole Commissioners service 'improved'
Published: Tuesday, 04 March 2014
The performance of the Parole Commissioners for Northern Ireland has improved over the last two years since the implementation of a series of independent inspection recommendations, a review has found.
Anonymity order ends for convicted dealer
Published: Monday, 03 March 2014
A District Judge in Londonderry has granted a police application not to extend an anonymity order in the case of a convicted drugs dealer, who was shot in the legs by paramilitary gunmen four years ago.
Mickey Harte gives Hackett evidence
Published: Monday, 03 March 2014
Tyrone's Gaelic Football team manager Mickey Harte has given evidence to the Hackett murder trial in Dungannon Crown Court.
Stab death accused to go on trial
Published: Monday, 03 March 2014
A man accused of a fatal stabbing in Ballycastle, Co Antrim has been committed to the Crown Court for trial.
Cocaine accused 'won money in bets'
Published: Monday, 03 March 2014
An alleged drugs importer accused of financing a major consignment of cocaine won his money in football bets, the High Court heard on Monday.
Ex-scout's abuse jail term extended
Published: Monday, 03 March 2014
An 11-year jail sentence imposed on a former scout leader who subjected five boys to systematic sexual abuse was unduly lenient, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

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