'800 rounds' found in hate crime probe
Published: Thursday, 15 May 2014
An east Belfast man has been remanded into custody after police investigating suspected race hate crimes uncovered a sawn-off shotgun and almost 800 rounds of assorted ammunition.
Men jailed for fatal Armagh attack
Published: Wednesday, 14 May 2014
Two men have been jailed for the part they played in the manslaughter of Armagh man Lee Smyth, who died two years after receiving "catastrophic" head injuries in an early morning assault.
School fined over asbestos
Published: Wednesday, 14 May 2014
An east Belfast grammar school has been fined £7,500 after admitting a series of health and safety breaches in relation to the management of asbestos.
Man jailed for stealing alcohol in Derry
Published: Wednesday, 14 May 2014
A Belfast man who stole two bottles of whiskey from a Londonderry off-licence following a three-day drinking binge has been jailed for four years.
DPP not opposing 'Colombia Three' appeal
Published: Wednesday, 14 May 2014
Northern Ireland's Director of Public Prosecutions will not be opposing one of the so-called Colombia Three's appeal against a weapons conviction, a court has heard.
Fake rape claim woman could face jail
Published: Wednesday, 14 May 2014
A 40-year-old woman, who sparked two police investigations after she slashed herself with a blade or razor before crying "rape", has been warned that she could face jail for her false claim.
Charges dropped over McDaid killing
Published: Wednesday, 14 May 2014
A Co Antrim man who was due to stand trial on Wednesday on charges arising from the death of Catholic community worker Kevin McDaid has had manslaughter and attempted murder charges dropped.
Lorry driver admits circus bra theft
Published: Wednesday, 14 May 2014
A lorry driver has pleaded guilty at Londonderry Magistrates' Court to stealing a bra and underwear from a circus in the Waterside area of the city last month.
Harris accuser 'confided in friend'
Published: Wednesday, 14 May 2014
A former school friend of one of Rolf Harris's alleged victims has told a court that she confided in her that he had "sexually abused her over many years" since she was 13 or 14.
Murder suspect killed, inquest reveals
Published: Tuesday, 13 May 2014
The chief suspect in the murder of dissident republican Kieran Doherty has been shot dead, it has been revealed.
Judge settles newspaper libel claim
Published: Tuesday, 13 May 2014
A judge has settled his libel action over a newspaper's report which questioned the sentence he handed down to a barrister for a motoring offence.
Businessman in court over tyre fires
Published: Tuesday, 13 May 2014
A now bankrupt businessman has pleaded guilty at the Crown Court in Derry to four charges linked to two large scale industrial fires which occurred at two separate locations in the city five years ago.
Two admit assault in McDaid killing
Published: Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Two men who were due to stand trial on charges arising from the death of Catholic community worker Kevin McDaid in Coleraine have pleaded guilty to lesser offences of assault and grievous bodily harm in connection with the attack.
Man held over Dublin hotel bomb find
Published: Tuesday, 13 May 2014
A 55 year-old man has appeared before the Special Criminal Court in Dublin charged with IRA membership and possessing explosives found in the grounds of a hotel over the weekend.
Woman sentenced over £51k benefit fraud
Published: Tuesday, 13 May 2014
A woman who carried out a £51k benefits fraud over a six year period starting in March 2006, has been given a 12 month jail sentence, suspended for two years, at the Crown Court in Derry.
Boston College sued over tapes project
Published: Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Boston College is being sued by participants in the 'Belfast Project'.
'Jealous woman flirted with Harris'
Published: Tuesday, 13 May 2014
An alleged victim of Rolf Harris flirted with him because she was jealous that his daughter had become closer to another friend, a court has heard.
Judge sues paper over 'light' sentence
Published: Monday, 12 May 2014
A judge has launched a legal action against a newspaper for libel over its report on the sentence he handed down to a barrister for a motoring offence.
Attempted murder accused refused bail
Published: Monday, 12 May 2014
A man accused of the attempted murder of another man, who was found naked and beaten in a wheelie bin sealed with tape, is to remain in custody a High Court judge has ruled.
Woman tells court of Harris 'assaults'
Published: Monday, 12 May 2014
A woman has told a court Rolf Harris indecently assaulted her on a number of occasions when she was a teenager, including one incident when his daughter was in the same room.
Man charged over high speed city pursuit
Published: Saturday, 10 May 2014
A west Belfast man has been remanded into custody charged with a litany of driving offence following a high speed pursuit across the city.
Man charged over Lurgan stabbing
Published: Saturday, 10 May 2014
A Polish man has been charged with stabbing a fellow Pole.
Nationalist rioters avoid prison
Published: Friday, 09 May 2014
Two nationalist rioters escaped prison after a judge said their cases met the threshold of "highly exceptional circumstances".
Bomb accused bailed for first communion
Published: Friday, 09 May 2014
A Co Antrim man awaiting trial on explosives charges has been granted compassionate bail to attend his step daughter's first communion despite the police having serious objections to his release.
Derry man guilty of foiled mortar attack
Published: Thursday, 08 May 2014
A dissident republican has pleaded guilty to charges related to a foiled mortar bomb attack on a police station in Londonderry last year.
Woman wanted over 'assisting killer'
Published: Thursday, 08 May 2014
Police are trying to track down a 31-year-old Belfast woman accused of helping an alleged murderer, after a judge issued a warrant for her arrest.
Brand awarded damages from The Sun
Published: Thursday, 08 May 2014
Comedian/actor Russell Brand has been awarded damages from newspaper bosses after an article accused him of cheating on his girlfriend.
Father and son admit brothel charges
Published: Thursday, 08 May 2014
A Co Antrim father and son have pleaded guilty to charges arising from an undercover police operation into brothel keeping across Northern Ireland.
Man in court over east Belfast murder
Published: Thursday, 08 May 2014
A 33-year-old man has appeared in the dock of Belfast Crown Court charged with the murder of a man in east Belfast.
Four cleared of PIRA charges
Published: Thursday, 08 May 2014
Two men and two women, due to stand trial charged with arranging Provisional IRA meetings, have had the charges against them dropped after the prosecution offered "no evidence" against them.
Semtex accused bailed with priest’s help
Published: Thursday, 08 May 2014
A man accused of storing a major consignment of Semtex in his Belfast flat has been granted bail, a High Court judge has ruled after receiving character references from a priest and community workers.
No NHS abortions in England for NI women
Published: Thursday, 08 May 2014
Women from Northern Ireland will remain unable to receive free abortions on the NHS in England, after government rules were upheld by the High Court in London.
Victim and witness care unit launched
Published: Thursday, 08 May 2014
A dedicated single point of contact for victims and witnesses of crime in Northern Ireland has been launched.
Animal cruelty dogs given reprieve
Published: Wednesday, 07 May 2014
Three dogs which were seized from two properties in east Belfast during an investigation into animal cruelty have been given a last-minute reprieve and will be placed in the care of an animal rescue sanctuary.
Woman sues PSNI over rape case handling
Published: Wednesday, 07 May 2014
A disabled woman can press ahead with suing the PSNI over its flawed investigation of her rape case, a High Court judge has ruled.

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