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Paddy Jackson had his contract with Ulster rugby cancelled in the wake of the Belfast rape trial, at which he was acquitted, and later moved to play in France.  Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The makers of Guinness have confirmed they are to meet officials from London Irish rugby club to discuss their concerns over the recent signing of Pad(...)

Belfast Magistrates’ Court. File photograph: PA.

A man accused of revealing the name of the woman at the centre of a high profile rape trial in Belfast involving two rugby player is to contest the ch(...)

Belfast Magistrates’ Court. Photograph: PA

A man accused of using social media to name the woman at the centre of a rape trial involving two rugby stars stayed away from court as his case was r(...)

Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding were acquitted of the charges

A man accused of publicly identifying the complainant in the trial of rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding is to be charged with breaching he(...)

Ireland and Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding, who were acquitted of rape following a trial two months ago.  File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Nearly two months on from the end of the trial that saw Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding acquitted of raping a 19-year-old Belfast woman, it no longer (...)

Belfast Feminist Network activists hold a protest outside Kingspan Stadium in east Belfast last week ahead of Ulster’s Pro14 match against the Ospreys, to call on Ulster Rugby and IRFU for action against what they claim is a misogynistic culture in rugby. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Ulster Rugby chiefs have agreed to meet with representatives of Northern Ireland’s Women’s Aid Federation in the aftermath of the rugby rape trial and(...)

Protesters demonstrate outside the home of Ulster Rugby at Kingspan stadium in Belfast on Friday. The demonstration, entitled Stamp out Misogyny at Ulster Rugby, was organised at the first Ulster home game since the acquittal of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding following a rape trial. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Ulster Rugby and the IRFU have revoked the contracts of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding. In a brief statement issued today, the player’s province and(...)

 Paddy Jackson leaving  Laganside Magistrates court on March 15th. Photograph: Pacemaker.

A media application to lift reporting restrictions on the rape trial of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding will be heard on Wednesday. Following the com(...)

Ireland and Ulster rugby player Paddy Jackson speaking outside Belfast Crown Court after he was found not guilty of raping a woman at a property in south Belfast in June 2016. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Paddy Jackson has said he is ashamed the woman who accused him of rape left his home distressed and has apologised for betraying the values of his fam(...)

Paddy Jackson (left) and Stuart Olding were acquitted of rape last week.

Northern Ireland’s Lord Chief Justice has ordered that a media application to lift reporting restrictions on the rape trial of Paddy Jackson and Stuar(...)

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