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Luke Rossiter sent a tweet saying he was ‘delighted for Paddy Jackson,’ before referring to the complainant in the case in a derogatory manner.

Jack Power Drogheda United player Luke Rossiter (19) has apologised over a tweet he sent last week which referred to the complainant in the recent Be(...)

 Paddy Jackson leaving Belfast Crown Court on Wednesday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Ulster and Ireland rugby player Paddy Jackson has said he intends to sue Labour Senator Aodhán Ó Riordáin for defamation after the politician sent a t(...)

People gather on O’Connell Street on Thursday to support the complainant in the Belfast rape trial. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

At least a thousand people brought traffic and trams to a standstill on O’Connell Street in Dublin on Thursday afternoon in a rally in solidarity with(...)

Text exchanges between the four men acquitted on Wednesday were one of the key features of the prosecution case in the Belfast rape trial. The four m(...)

Ireland and Ulster rugby player Paddy Jackson (left) with his solicitor Joe McVeigh outside Belfast Crown Court after he was found not guilty of raping a woman. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland and Ulster Rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding have been acquitted of raping a 19-year-old Belfast student, following less than four(...)

The four accused in the rape trial of Ireland and Ulster players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding have been acquitted of all charges

After 42 days, 30 witnesses, two snow storms, one Six Nations and three hours and 40 minutes of jury deliberations, the accused were acquitted on all (...)

Paddy Jackson leaving Belfast Crown Court. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Everyone was standing around on the landing, agitated, waiting. Then there was movement. It was 12.20pm. Paddy Jackson was heard to say one word: “Ver(...)

Paddy Jackson leaving Belfast Crown Court on Wednesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Paddy Jackson Paddy Jackson was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland in January 1992 before moving to Birmingham with his family when his father got a j(...)

The four accused in the rape trial of Ireland and Ulster players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding have been acquitted of all charges

The four accused in the rape trial of Ireland and Ulster players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding have been acquitted of all charges at Laganside Crown(...)

Paddy Jackson (left) has pleaded not guilty to rape and sexual assault; Stuart Olding (25) denies one count of rape.

The jury in the rape trial of Ireland and Ulster players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding should take “inconsistencies” in the complainant’s evidence i(...)

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