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After a 42-day trial at Belfast Crown Court, Paddy Jackson  (left) and Stuart Olding were found not guilty of raping a then 19-year-old woman in 2016.

A lawyer for one of the two Ireland and Ulster rugby players at the centre of the Belfast rape trial has described some of the social media commentary(...)

Ireland and Ulster rugby player Stuart Olding (centre) leaving Belfast Crown Court. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Stuart Olding has apologised for the hurt caused to the woman who had accused him of rape. In a statement, read by his solicitor outside Belfast Crow(...)

Evangelical preacher Pastor James McConnell (centre) arriving at Belfast Magistrates Court,  where he was acquitted of making grossly offensive remarks  about Islam.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Regardless of whether he was acquitted or convicted, Pastor James McConnell was going to emerge from the Belfast Laganside court yesterday a satisfied(...)

The PSNI appears to be at fault for the error which led to the suspension of an inquest into the 2003 alleged murder by the IRA of Armagh man Gareth O’Connor, the Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has told the House of Commons. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

The PSNI appears to be at fault for the error which led to the suspension of an inquest into the 2003 alleged murder by the IRA of Armagh man Gareth O(...)

 Sinn Féin politician Gerry Kelly has insisted he had no knowledge a republican who received an “on the run” letter from him was a murder  suspect. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

Senior Sinn Féin politician Gerry Kelly has insisted he had no knowledge that a republican who received an “on the run” letter from him was a leading (...)

In 2008 a so-called “on the run” letter was passed from the Government to Sinn Féin Assembly member Gerry Kelly (pictured) who then passed it on.

The inquest of a murdered father of two in Northern Ireland has been halted after it emerged that a suspect has been wrongly issued with a Government (...)

A non-jury inquest into the death of Gareth O’Connor had been scheduled for November but has been adjourned until at least February next year after it emerged the PSNI had not yet completed a public-interest immunity  exercise on classified documents. Photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters

A lawyer for the family of a man whose body was pulled from Newry canal two years after he went missing has hit out after he was told they faced anoth(...)