Belfast Crown Court. File photograph

A former DUP councillor will be sentenced this summer for historic sexual offences he admitted committing against three females. William Ball – an ex(...)

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 (...)

Declan O’Neill pictured with his  mother Anne, who he killed with a chisel. Photorgraph: Alan Lewis/

A Belfast doctor who murdered his mother has been told he will serve a minimum of eight years in jail for the “brutal, senseless and unnecessary” kill(...)

Laganside Crown Court File image: Google Street View Belfast Magistrates’ Court heard the offence had left the Thomas Hogg’s political career in ruins. File image: Google Street View

A doctor from south Belfast was handed a life sentence on Monday after he admitted murdering his 51-year old mother. Declan Kevin O’Neill appeared at(...)

The judge said Kibar ‘deliberately targeted these two girls he knew were vulnerable by reason of their intoxication’. File photograph: Collins Courts.

A 43-year-old man who violently raped two young women after luring them back to his flat in Belfast was given a 13-year sentence on Thursday. Or(...)

Irish rugby player Paddy Jackson after being found not quilty of a charge of rape, on March 28th, 2018. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

It was the trial that captured the attention of the island, and beyond. Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding walked free from Belfast Crown Court a year ag(...)

At Belfast Crown Court, Mr Justice Weir said this callous behaviour was “impossible to comprehend”.

An east Belfast man has been told he will spend a minimum of 12 years in prison for the “brutal and senseless” murder of a father of four.George Gray (...)

Paul Toland  has been sentenced to nine years at Belfast Crown Court.

A father of four has been sentenced to nine years for causing the death of Coleraine pensioner Bertie Acheson. Mr Acheson, who would have turned 75 to(...)