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Steve Bouquet. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

A security guard who knifed cats to death in a string of attacks has been jailed for more than five years in England. Owners of some of the cats Stev(...)

Ireland’s Leon Reid competing in the heats of the men’s 60m at the European Indoor Championships last month. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Athletics Ireland has declined to comment on reports that Irish sprinter Leon Reid was among five men charged with drugs, firearms and money-launderin(...)

Adrian Murphy  worked as a teacher and  choreographer at the Royal Academy of Dance but was on a year-long sabbatical at the time of his death.

A 19-year-old woman has been sentenced to at least 16 years in prison over the fatal poisoning of an Irish dance teacher with a date rape drug known a(...)

Christine Connor (35), was convicted at Belfast Crown Court on Wednesday of attempted murder and causing an explosion likely to endanger life. File photograph: PSNI/PA Wire

A Belfast woman has been found guilty of attempting to kill police after luring officers with hoax phone calls. Christine Connor (35), was convicted (...)

Thomas “Bomber” Kavanagh (52), Daniel Canning (41) and Gary Vickery (37), all of whom pleaded guilty at Ipswich Crown Court on Monday. Photograph: UK National Crime Agency

Three senior members of the Kinahan gang, including its leader in the United Kingdom, are facing up to life in prison after pleading guilty to conspir(...)

Belfast Crown Court heard that Dennis Hutchings is receiving medical treatment and his doctor said it is not safe for him to travel. Photograph:  Alan Lewis

The trial of a former British soldier on an attempted murder charge could take place by Skype, a court has heard. A lawyer for Dennis Hutchings appli(...)

 Rory Best (right) attended the Belfast rape trial with Ulster and Ireland teammate Iain Henderson: Pacemaker.

Former Ireland captain Rory Best has expressed regret for appearing at Belfast Crown Court on the first day the young woman gave evidence in the rape (...)

Accountant Michael Kinder had an Oxycontin addiction. Photograph: iStock

An accountant who stole over £1 million (€1.17 million) from a south Belfast care home – almost causing a “cash flow crisis” within the charity – was (...)

Gold ring recovered as part of a treasure hoard, a mixture of intact ornaments, bullion and coins, which is typical of Viking hoards. Photograph: West Mercia Police /AFP via Getty Images

Two British metal detectorists have been jailed for stealing the “emblematic” Viking-era Leominster Hoard of coins and priceless jewellery worth up to(...)

After the verdict, the woman expressed her relief. “My emotions are all over the place and I find it hard to put into words how I am feeling,” she said in a statement. File photograph: Ute Grabowsky/Getty Images

A Northern Ireland woman prosecuted for buying online abortion pills for her teenage daughter has been formally acquitted after landmark reform of the(...)

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