Man jailed over nephew abuse
Published: Friday, 01 August 2014
A Co Armagh man branded by a judge as a "sexual predator'' has been jailed for five years for the "repeated and persistent'' sexual abuse of his young nephew.
Rolf Harris to challenge conviction
Published: Friday, 01 August 2014
Rolf Harris has applied for permission to appeal against his convictions for a string of indecent assaults.
Woman 'left children home alone'
Published: Thursday, 31 July 2014
A woman who admitted leaving her three young children home alone overnight has narrowly escaped being sent to jail.
Bail over 'witness protection breach'
Published: Thursday, 31 July 2014
A 32-year old woman has appeared in court accused of using her position as an employee of the Housing Executive to identify people under witness protection.
Rogue DJ facing further theft charges
Published: Thursday, 31 July 2014
A DJ who cancelled bookings on the mornings of weddings by falsely claiming his father had died is to face extra charges.
Bakery sacked woman for being pregnant
Published: Thursday, 31 July 2014
A bakery has been ordered to pay more than £20,000 to a former worker after an employment tribunal found she had been sacked for becoming pregnant.
No review over Rolf Harris sentence
Published: Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Rolf Harris will not see his jail term challenged by the UK's chief legal adviser for being too lenient.
Jade Jagger conned out of jewellery
Published: Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Sir Mick Jagger's jewellery designer daughter Jade Jagger has been conned out of more than £30,000 worth of gems by a celebrity stylist.
Shop thief told 'pay up or go to jail'
Published: Tuesday, 29 July 2014
A north Belfast man who stole almost £15,000 from his employers has been given six months to repay the money by a judge or face a prison sentence.
Rioter 'poured beer' on police officer
Published: Monday, 28 July 2014
A young Belfast man who poured a tin of beer over a police officer during street disorder which erupted last summer has been handed a suspended prison sentence.
Belfast carjacking accused in court
Published: Monday, 28 July 2014
A 33-year old man arrested in connection with a hijacking in west Belfast, during which a female motorist had her car taken at knifepoint, has appeared in court.
Man accused of trying to kill partner
Published: Monday, 28 July 2014
A man has been remanded into custody accused of trying to kill his partner by suffocating her with a plastic bag, a quilt and duct tape in Co Armagh at the weekend.
Dana's brother acquitted of assaults
Published: Friday, 25 July 2014
The brother of Eurovision Song Contest winner and former Irish presidential candidate Dana Rosemary Scallon has been cleared of five charges of historic sexual abuse.
Flasher halts Ecclestone theft case
Published: Friday, 25 July 2014
A plea hearing for an ex-boyfriend accused of stealing from British socialite Tamara Ecclestone was halted on Thursday when another defendant was accused of exposing himself in the courtroom.
Tulisa guilty over festival attack
Published: Friday, 25 July 2014
Tulisa Contostavlos has been convicted of assaulting a celebrity blogger at a music festival.
Man jailed for racist abuse of RVH staff
Published: Thursday, 24 July 2014
A 30-year-old man who racially abused staff including doctors at Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital has been jailed for two months.
Man took knives to Mater in 'cry for help'
Published: Thursday, 24 July 2014
A Belfast man who brought three knives to the Mater Hospital did so as a "bizarre cry for help," a court has heard.
Hijack victim 'had just passed test'
Published: Wednesday, 23 July 2014
The victim of a knife-point hijacking in Belfast was a young female motorist who had just passed her driving test, the city's Magistrates' Court has heard.
Rhys Ifans wins phone-hacking payout
Published: Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Welsh actor Rhys Ifans has become the latest star to settle a damages claim in the aftermath of the phone-hacking scandal.
Ardoyne murder accused refused bail
Published: Wednesday, 23 July 2014
A 26-year-old man, who is currently on remand on a murder charge, has been refused bail after fears were expressed that he may try and interfere with witnesses.
Man escapes jail over 'attack on democracy'
Published: Wednesday, 23 July 2014
A Co Antrim man accused of "an attack on democracy" has escaped going to prison after he was caught "red handed" last summer trying to break into an Alliance Party constituency office armed with an axe and a crowbar.
Jury sent out in trial of Dana's brother
Published: Wednesday, 23 July 2014
The jury has been sent out to consider its verdicts in the sex abuse case against the brother of Eurovision Song Contest winner and former Irish presidential candidate Dana Rosemary Scallon.
Ian Watkins appeal bid rejected
Published: Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Former Lostprophets singer and convicted paedophile Ian Watkins has had his appeal bid against his sentence turned down.
Peaches Geldof 'was heroin addict'
Published: Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Peaches Geldof was a heroin addict who had been taking the substitute drug methadone in the two and a half years before her death, an inquest has heard.
Corrie star's trial delayed again
Published: Wednesday, 23 July 2014
The trial of Coronation Street actress Barbara Knox for allegedly drink-driving has been further delayed.
Adele's son wins privacy damages
Published: Wednesday, 23 July 2014
The two-year-old son of singer Adele has accepted a five-figure sum in damages in settlement of a privacy case brought by his parents over paparazzi photos of his "milestone moments".
'Speckled Cherry' death inquest held
Published: Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Northern Ireland's Senior Coroner is urging prosecutors to consider bringing forward manslaughter charges in drug death cases.
'Delay' in case against Colin Duffy
Published: Tuesday, 22 July 2014
A solicitor for high profile republican Colin Duffy has expressed concerns about a "delay" in relation to a Crown case against his client.
Man pleads guilty over eight crash deaths
Published: Tuesday, 22 July 2014
A Co Donegal man has pleaded guilty to one charge of dangerous driving causing the death of eight people four years ago.
Man in court over murder attempt
Published: Monday, 21 July 2014
A family night out at the weekend ended with a man being stabbed three times in the back, the Magistrate's Court in Derry has been told.
Tulisa calls for 'fake sheikh' probe
Published: Monday, 21 July 2014
Singer Tulisa Contostavlos has urged the police to investigate undercover reporter Mazher Mahmood - dubbed the 'Fake Sheikh' - and "put an end to his deceits" after her trial on drugs charges collapsed.
Trio to stand trial over £330k cocaine
Published: Monday, 21 July 2014
Three men have been committed for trial on Monday accused of involvement in a £330,000 cocaine supply plot.
Man in court over city guns seizure
Published: Monday, 21 July 2014
A gun seized during a search of a house in the New Lodge area of Belfast may have been used in at least one local 'punishment attack', the High Court has heard.
Dissidents 'getting a kill' chat recorded
Published: Friday, 18 July 2014
Three alleged dissident republicans were covertly recorded in talks about seeking out security force targets with a high chance of "getting a kill", the High Court has heard.
Cowell 'intends to address' gay claim
Published: Friday, 18 July 2014
A representative for music mogul Simon Cowell has said they intend to make a statement "as soon as possible" after claims in the trial of singer Tulisa Contostavlos that he is gay.

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