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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 (left) and Stuart Olding arriving at court during the trial.

“Drunk consent is still consent,” the jury in the rape trial of Ireland and Ulster players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding has been told. Brendan Kel(...)

 Paddy Jackson: the Ulster and Ireland rugby player was originally due to give evidence last week but snow, and a sick juror, delayed proceedings. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters/File photo

Paddy Jackson claims he was “the happiest man in Belfast” on June 27th, 2016. The rugby star had just returned from an international tour with the Iri(...)

Paddy Jackson arriving at Laganside Magistrates court. File photograph: Pacemaker

Ireland and Ulster rugby player Paddy Jackson took the stand in Belfast today and denied forcing a woman to have sex with him or restraining her in an(...)

Stuart Olding (left) and Paddy Jackson are charged with rape. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A doctor has criticised the medical examination of a woman who was allegedly raped by Ireland and Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding(...)

Ulster and Ireland rugby player Stuart Olding arrives at Laganside Magistrates court on Tuesday. Stuart Olding is charged with two counts of rape. Paddy Jackson is charged with one count of rape and one count of sexual assault. Photograph: Pacemaker

Courtroom 12, where Ireland and Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding are on trial accused of rape, is on the top floor of Laganside Co(...)

Stuart Olding (left) and Paddy Jackson pictured arriving at court  last week. Photograph: PA.

A house guest at a party where Ireland and Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding allegedly raped a Belfast student has said she walked (...)

Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo  Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, with Cardinal Sean Brady last August. File Photograph: John Mc Elroy

The Papal Nuncio to Ireland has apologised, on behalf of the Pope, for creating, what he described as “discouragement and disappointment” in the Catho(...)

Stuart Olding arrives at Belfast Crown Court on Thursday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

A woman who alleged that she was raped by Ireland and Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding texted friends that she would “look like a (...)

Alan Hawe

The circumstances surrounding Alan Hawe’s murder of his family and suicide at his Co Cavan home in August 2016 shared many characteristics found in ot(...)

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