Ben Megarry (19), from Harmin Park, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, is accused of claiming a bomb had been planted at Columbine High School (above) in Colorado where, in 1999, two students murdered 13 people. File photograph: Getty Images

An autistic student from Co Antrim is to stand trial accused of hoax bomb warnings at major US airports and the scene of a previous high-school gun ma(...)

In the week Paris marked the anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo massacre Belfast also saw a small, welcome, not entirely unrelated, blow struck for free(...)

Evangelical preacher Pastor James McConnell (centre) arriving at Belfast Magistrates Court,  where he was acquitted of making grossly offensive remarks  about Islam.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Regardless of whether he was acquitted or convicted, Pastor James McConnell was going to emerge from the Belfast Laganside court yesterday a satisfied(...)

Evangelical preacher Pastor James McConnell leaving Belfast Magistrates’ Court after being found not guilty of making grossly offensive remarks about Islam. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

An evangelical Protestant pastor who said Islam was “Satanic” and “spawned in hell” has been acquitted of making “grossly offensive” remarks about the(...)

John McGurk, practising for a charity boxing night. Photograph: Lavey GAA

A former all-Ireland football championship winner has been ordered to stand trial accused of stealing over £500,000 from his employer. At Coleraine M(...)

Coleraine Magistrates’ Court heard Michael Stockman  faces 12 new counts of theft. Photograph: PA

The much-publicised conviction of a DJ who cancelled numerous wedding bookings by falsely claiming his father died has prompted a series of other coup(...)

A judge has told a legal team to ask gardaí to hand over a video-tape which allegedly shows John Gallagher being harassed by a member of his ow(...)