Democratic Unionist councillor Ruth Patterson, with her solicitor Denis Moloney, arriving at Belfast Magistrates Court today in connection with a comment she posted on Facebook. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

A Democratic Unionist Party councillor has appeared in court in Northern Ireland charged in connection with a comment she posted on Facebook. Ruth Pat(...)

DUP councillor Ruth Patterson, who has been arrested following a alleged response she made to a Facebook post in which she appeared to welcome an imaginary act of violence against senior republicans. Photograph: Photopress Belfast

DUP councillor Ruth Patterson has been charged with posting a “grossly offensive communication” and is to appear in court later this month.The 57-year(...)

Ruth Patterson will appear at Belfast Magistrates Court on August 22nd, accused of sending a grossly offensive communication.

A Democratic Unionist councillor in Northern Ireland has been charged by police with sending a grossly offensive communication.Former Belfast City dep(...)

DUP  councillor Ruth Patterson who is being questioned by the PSNI over comments she made on Facebook.

Police have arrested an outspoken loyalist Belfast city councillor at the centre of a row over a disputed parade.Ruth Patterson (57) a member of North(...)

DUP councillor Ruth Patterson who said today: “I completely withdraw this flawed Facebook comment. Murder and terrorism can never be justified in any circumstances”.

A controversial Democratic Unionist councillor has issued an unreserved apology for a post on Facebook that endorsed a fictional account of a massa(...)