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(...)

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(...)

Robert Sharkey (24) was convicted of 11 charges after failing to report his neighbour in Belfast had died, and then stealing from her. Photograph: Pacemaker

A 24-year-old man who prevented the burial of his neighbour whose body lay undiscovered in her west Belfast home for over two years was handed a two-y(...)

Paddy Jackson in action for Perpignan during the pre-season friendly against Toulouse. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Paddy Jackson said people might not be able to understand what he has been through unless they experienced something similar but he is determined to (...)

Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding, who were both acquitted. A number of media outlets had challenged reporting restrictions

Reporting restrictions surrounding the rape trial of two Ireland rugby internationals have been lifted. Lawyers representing four men involved in the(...)

Former senior loyalist paramilitary turned so-called supergrass Gary Haggarty has pleaded guilty to 202 terror offences. Photograph: Pacemaker

Police in Northern Ireland failed to prevent two loyalist murders despite receiving advance warning of the plots from a paramilitary commander turned (...)

Two men and a woman who were involved in imprisoning a naked party goer in a taped up wheelie bin, which was left in a wooded area of Ballymena, Co An(...)

Liam Adams leaving court yesterday. Photograph: Alan Lewis/Photopress

Liam Adams has told Belfast Crown Court that he did not tell the PSNI about a confrontation with Gerry Adams because it was “drummed” into him not to (...)