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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 and Stuart Olding, who were both acquitted. A number of media outlets had challenged reporting restrictions

Reporting restrictions surrounding the rape trial of two Ireland rugby internationals have been lifted. Lawyers representing four men involved in the(...)

Judge Patricia Smyth had  rebuked the defence during the Belfast trial for its aggressive questioning of the complainant.

A tweet about middle-class girls, a question about the judge’s tone of voice, and blood on the bedsheets were among issues discussed in legal argument(...)

 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(...)

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(...)

Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding (right) who were both found not guilty of the rape of 19-year-old student.

“After 41 days, 30 witnesses, two snow storms, one Six Nations and three hours and 40 minutes of deliberations, the accused were acquitted on all coun(...)

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(...)

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