Woman admits credit union theft
Published: Thursday, 11 September 2014
A mother-of-two wept in court on Thursday as she admitted defrauding over £100k from her own family and the credit union she worked for.
Man 'faces jail' over charity swindle
Published: Thursday, 11 September 2014
A man who swindled more than £20,000 from a charity has been warned that he faces being sent to jail.
Pistorius must wait for full verdict
Published: Thursday, 11 September 2014
Olympian Oscar Pistorius has been cleared of the pre-meditated murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by a judge in South Africa – and of a lesser second-degree murder charge – but the full verdict will not be delivered until Friday.
GAA coach jailed over major VAT fraud
Published: Thursday, 11 September 2014
A leading Co Fermanagh GAA coach who claims he was under pressure from loyalist paramilitaries to defraud the VAT man of over £750k has been jailed for a total 16 months.
Man 'dealt drugs for paramilitaries'
Published: Wednesday, 10 September 2014
A 34-year-old man who admitted dealing drugs for 'east Belfast paramilitaries' has received a seven-month prison sentence.
Dissident convicted for Derry graffiti
Published: Wednesday, 10 September 2014
A leading dissident republican and two other men have been told to pay almost £3,000 for the damage they caused to Derry's historic walls last year or face going to jail.
Approved Casement plans 'an injustice'
Published: Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Approving a planned new 38,000-seater GAA stadium in the heart of west Belfast is an injustice which would be unacceptable anywhere else in Northern Ireland, the High Court has heard.
Man jailed for bomb parts and 'cookbook'
Published: Wednesday, 10 September 2014
A man has been jailed after admitting a string of charges linked to dissident republican terrorism - including possession of explosives and a copy of the Anarchist's Cookbook.
New forensic tests in Michaela case
Published: Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Hundreds of new pieces of forensic evidence have been examined in the investigation into the murder of Michaela McAreavey, according to media reports in Mauritius.
'Grave misconduct' in weapons case
Published: Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Police lies and the deliberate destruction of secret recordings in a weapons possession case against one of the so-called Colombia Three amounted to grave misconduct, Northern Ireland's most senior judge has ruled.
Rapist given 'indeterminate sentence'
Published: Tuesday, 09 September 2014
A remorseless rapist who nearly drove his young sister to suicide after years of violent sexual abuse, has been told it will be up to the Parole Commissioners to decide if and when to release him back into society.
Man admits running prostitution racket
Published: Tuesday, 09 September 2014
A Czech man has pleaded guilty to running a prostitution racket in Belfast.
Man accused of raping daughter bailed
Published: Tuesday, 09 September 2014
A Co Down man allegedly raped and incited his nine-year-old daughter to take part in a sex act, the High Court has heard.
Witness seeks apology for child migrants
Published: Monday, 08 September 2014
A woman who was sent from a Catholic home in Northern Ireland to Australia in 1947 has told the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry there is a need for an apology for the child migration scheme.
Ex-soldier jailed for 'barbaric' attack
Published: Monday, 08 September 2014
A former Irish army soldier has been jailed for biting off part of a man's nose.
Blair's NI achievements 'forgotten'
Published: Monday, 08 September 2014
A senior aide to former Prime Minister Tony Blair has said the Labour politician's involvement with conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan over-shadowed his achievements in Northern Ireland.
Man on trial for 'sex acts with boy'
Published: Monday, 08 September 2014
A west Belfast man has gone on trial on Monday accused of inciting a young child to commit sex acts on him.
Man charged over north Belfast threats
Published: Monday, 08 September 2014
A man has been remanded in custody accused of damaging a car and threatening to kill its owner.
Man remanded over hospital stabbing
Published: Monday, 08 September 2014
A man has appeared in court in the Republic of Ireland charged with the murder of a female patient in a Waterford psychiatric hospital.
Loyalist gun 'used in other atrocities'
Published: Monday, 08 September 2014
Northern Ireland's senior coroner, John Leckey, has heard that a gun used in the murder of a Co Tyrone hotel worker almost 20 years ago was linked to other terrorist atrocities.
Lily Allen sued by tour manager
Published: Sunday, 07 September 2014
Singer Lily Allen has been hit with legal papers by a former tour manager for allegedly breaking a contract.
Minister's comments 'damaged rule of law'
Published: Friday, 05 September 2014
Ministerial comments on a high-profile court case have been damaging to the rule of law, Northern Ireland's most senior judge has said.
Loyalists 'shot at close range' in feud
Published: Friday, 05 September 2014
Two high-profile loyalists allegedly came under close-range gun attack in a "casual and off-the-cuff" attempt to kill them, a court has heard.
Derry 'dissident footsoldier' jailed
Published: Friday, 05 September 2014
A Londonderry man has been handed down a ten year sentence after he was caught with a pipe bomb, guns and ammunition last year during an undercover police operation.
More charges for rogue wedding DJ
Published: Friday, 05 September 2014
The conviction of a rogue DJ from Coleraine, who cancelled wedding bookings after claiming his father had died, has prompted more disgruntled couples to come forward alleging similar fraud, a court has heard.
Ombudsman's action against PSNI settled
Published: Friday, 05 September 2014
A legal action over alleged PSNI obstruction of investigations into 60 murder cases has been settled, it was confirmed in court on Friday.
Suspended sentence for sex assault
Published: Friday, 05 September 2014
A pensioner who admitted sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl in a supermarket has walked free from court with a three month suspended jail term.
Two men plead guilty over Cody
Published: Thursday, 04 September 2014
A man has been told he is "facing an inevitable prison sentence" after he admitted dousing Cody the collie in flammable liquid and setting her on fire.
Probation for pensioner over child images
Published: Thursday, 04 September 2014
A 68-year-old man was placed on three years' probation on Thursday at Belfast Crown Court for the possession of over 2000 indecent images of children.
Pipe bomb accused refused bail
Published: Thursday, 04 September 2014
A man accused of having a viable pipe bomb must remain in custody, Northern Ireland's top judge has ruled.
David Cassidy gets DWI charge reduced
Published: Wednesday, 03 September 2014
Seventies pop star David Cassidy has had his drink driving charge reduced to a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) after striking a plea deal with prosecutors.
Robert Hamill trial halted
Published: Wednesday, 03 September 2014
A judge has stopped the trial of two men and a woman in connection with the sectarian murder of a man by a loyalist mob in Northern Ireland.
Eamonn Holmes fraudster spared jail
Published: Wednesday, 03 September 2014
A credit card fraudster, whose victims included ITV presenter Eamonn Holmes and the BBC's Stephen Nolan was spared jail after appearing in court on a total of 76 charges.
Cody accused pair 'told lie after lie'
Published: Wednesday, 03 September 2014
Two men standing trial over the death of a family pet who was set on fire in Maghaberry village two years ago have been accused of "telling lie after lie" about their whereabouts on the morning the dog was attacked.
Police 'called 40 times to one street'
Published: Wednesday, 03 September 2014
Northern Ireland's most senior judge has described claims police attended disturbances at one Limavady street more than 40 times in the space of three months, as an "outrageous" use of public resources.

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