Footballer given community service order
Published: Wednesday, 11 June 2014
Retired footballer Keith Gillespie escaped a jail sentence after a judge ordered him to complete 100 hours of community service for three breaches of a non-molestation order - which included setting up a fake social network account.
Jamie Bryson's parade ban lifted
Published: Wednesday, 11 June 2014
High-profile loyalist flag protestor Jamie Bryson is no longer banned from attending parades.
Man in court over helping dad run brothels
Published: Wednesday, 11 June 2014
A Co Antrim man has been given a suspended prison for helping his father run brothels out of luxury apartments across Northern Ireland.
Pair face charges over '£1m bank fraud'
Published: Wednesday, 11 June 2014
Two men are facing charges connected to an alleged million pound bank fraud, it has emerged.
Cork plane deaths 'accidental'
Published: Wednesday, 11 June 2014
A jury has returned verdicts of accidental death in the inquest of six people killed in a plane crash at Cork Airport over three years ago.
Jury dismissed in Francis McPeake trial
Published: Wednesday, 11 June 2014
The jury in the trial of traditional Irish musician Francis McPeake has been dismissed.
Heroin accused 'detoxed in South Africa'
Published: Wednesday, 11 June 2014
An alleged heroin dealer targeted by undercover police officers in Belfast travelled to South Africa in a bid to beat his own addiction, the High Court has heard.
Jury to consider McPeake trial verdict
Published: Tuesday, 10 June 2014
The jury in the trial of a member of one of Ireland's most famous traditional music families has been sent home and will continue deliberations on Wednesday.
Frazer cautioned over Taser stun gun
Published: Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Loyalist campaigner Willie Frazer has accepted a caution for having a Taser stun gun at his home.
PSNI's flag protest handling 'robust'
Published: Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Appeal Court judges have heard resources put in place by the PSNI meant union flag protest marches were "robustly policed" after a previous court criticised their handling of the situations as lacking.
Gambling addict fraudster avoids jail
Published: Tuesday, 10 June 2014
The assistant manager of a jewellery shop who swindled more than £20,000 to feed his gambling addiction walked free from court after receiving a 16 month suspended jail term.
Rape accused refused bail
Published: Tuesday, 10 June 2014
A soldier accused of raping a woman in Belfast city centre must remain in custody, a judge has ruled.
GAA referee convicted for abuse
Published: Tuesday, 10 June 2014
A victim of a well known GAA referee has appealed for other victims of child sex abuse to come forward and bring their abuser before the courts to get the justice they deserve.
Father-of-three jailed for rioting
Published: Tuesday, 10 June 2014
A 52-year-old security guard and father-of-three has been jailed for seven-and-a-half months for taking part in a riot last summer in Belfast.
Man admits having terrorist cook book
Published: Tuesday, 10 June 2014
A 40-year-old Derry man has admitted a string of terrorist-related charges including the possession of a bomb-making 'cook book'.
Rolf Harris 'targeted young fans'
Published: Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Rolf Harris "targeted young fans" whose "penalty" for their admiration was to suffer sexual assault at the hands of the star, a court has heard.
Dissident letter ‘intercepted by prison’
Published: Monday, 09 June 2014
A 38-year-old man has appeared in court in Londonderry charged with directing terrorism and membership of the IRA, after a letter was intercepted by prison staff.
Child victims 'need court support'
Published: Monday, 09 June 2014
Some child victims in Northern Ireland feel abused for a second time when testifying in court, a charity has said.
Portadown brothers jailed for rioting
Published: Friday, 06 June 2014
Two brothers from Co Armagh who travelled to Belfast to take part in a loyalist protest last summer have been jailed for rioting.
McPeake denies 'performing for court'
Published: Friday, 06 June 2014
A traditional Irish musician whose famous family has played to audiences around the world was accused of putting on a performance whilst being cross-examined about sexual abuse charges during his trial.
Hotel guest fined over 'gay slave' slurs
Published: Friday, 06 June 2014
A hotel guest who called staff "gay Afghan slaves" was fined for subjecting them to a tirade of abuse.
Boston project 'unreliable' - lawyer
Published: Friday, 06 June 2014
An American university project used to charge an alleged former IRA commander with aiding and abetting the murder of Disappeared victim Jean McConville is "unreliable and riddled with inaccuracies", a court has heard.
Bacon bap craving leads to conviction
Published: Friday, 06 June 2014
A drunk man who was seen attempting to force his way into a Londonderry fast food takeaway told police he was trying to buy a bacon bap.
'Spiked drink' led to car-wrecking spree
Published: Friday, 06 June 2014
A man accused of going on a car-vandalising spree may have had his drink spiked, a court has heard.
19 deaths due to 'catastrophic' drug
Published: Thursday, 05 June 2014
A cluster of 19 deaths from a new unregulated stimulant drug has been reported to the authorities in Northern Ireland, a scientist has told an inquest.
Judge's warning as rioters are jailed
Published: Thursday, 05 June 2014
Ahead of the marching season, Belfast's Deputy Recorder Judge Corinne Philpott QC, warned those intent on trouble to expect to go to prison, as three rioters were jailed for their involvement in disturbances last summer.
Salt poison child inquest halted
Published: Thursday, 05 June 2014
An inquest into how a four-year-old girl died from salt poisoning has dramatically halted after a judge said he "felt an offence may have been committed".
Glitter charged with sex offences
Published: Thursday, 05 June 2014
Former pop star Gary Glitter is to be charged with eight sex offences involving underage girls, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced.
Harris 'should not be accused of lying'
Published: Thursday, 05 June 2014
Former Crimewatch presenter Sue Cook has told a court that Rolf Harris should not be accused of lying after forgetting a game show appearance in the 1970s - because she cannot recall being in the programme either.
McPeake 'enquired about girl at school'
Published: Thursday, 05 June 2014
The vice principal of a Belfast school has revealed that Irish musician Francis McPeake had been on the premises without an appointment or permission, where he talked to several teachers about his alleged victim's exams.
O'Dowd 'must back integrated education'
Published: Thursday, 05 June 2014
A landmark High Court declaration will compel the Education Minister to encourage and support the integrated sector in Northern Ireland, campaigners have claimed.
Firearm accused released on bail
Published: Thursday, 05 June 2014
A man accused of having a sawn-off shotgun and nearly 800 rounds of ammunition can be released on bail, a High Court judge has ruled.
Man jailed for abducting woman
Published: Wednesday, 04 June 2014
A man who subjected a "resourceful and brave" young woman to a "night of horror" when he abducted her off the street has been jailed for eight years.
Harris groping claims 'ridiculous'
Published: Wednesday, 04 June 2014
Rolf Harris's brother has told a court that claims the entertainer groped a make-up artist more than two dozen times in a single day are "ridiculous".
Man 'sorry' for Ballycastle stab death
Published: Wednesday, 04 June 2014
A 29-year old Co Antrim man has admitted killing another man at a house in Ballycastle, and apologised to the victim's family for their loss.

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