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Yesterday’s News

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Friday 18 May, 2018

Court hears Paddy Jackson has paid 'an enormous price' despite rape acquittal

As an application was made at Belfast Crown Court to award Jackson his legal costs following the ‘not guilty’.

Thursday 12 April, 2018

Court to hear application to cover Paddy Jackson's £100k legal bill

Jackson privately funded his defence, but he is now seeking to retrieve this money.

Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Blood-stained sheets, a pornographic gif and a tweet: Legal arguments in the rugby rape trial

The restriction imposed at the beginning of the trial was lifted today as the jury can no longer be prejudiced.

Monday 9 April, 2018

Judge in rugby rape trial to hear arguments over lifting reporting restrictions on case

The media were banned from reporting on anything said in the absence of the jury since the start of the trial.

Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Rugby rape trial: All four defendants found not guilty on all charges

The jury gave their verdict at Belfast Crown Court today.

Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Jury in rugby rape trial will continue deliberating on charges tomorrow

The judge told the jury to take into account the good characters of all four defendants and the inconsistencies in their stories.

Monday 26 March, 2018

'A woman is entitled to say no': Jury hears more closing remarks from judge in rugby rape trial

Judge Patricia Smyth also said the witnesses’ lapses in memory may be down to alcohol consumption.

Friday 23 March, 2018

Rugby rape trial jury told 'morals of any person involved are completely irrelevant'

The trial will enter its ninth week at Belfast Crown Court on Monday, when the jury will begin its deliberations.

Thursday 22 March, 2018

Rory Harrison's barrister says he's 'not a weasel' but a 'decent guy' in closing arguments

Harrison’s barrister’s address to the jury earlier today marked the final stage of the trial ahead of Judge Patricia Smyth’s charge.

Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Belfast rape trial hears that those accused are 'braggarts, not rapists'

Closing arguments are being heard in the trial of Paddy Jackson, Stuart Olding, Blane McIlroy, and Rory Harrison.

Friday 16 March, 2018

'A shambles': Paddy Jackson's barrister criticises police investigation as he makes closing statement

Brendan Kelly said Jackson’s life had been “blighted” by the poor quality of evidence.

Thursday 15 March, 2018

What happened in Paddy Jackson's home was 'a throwback to the days of male entitlement', jury told

The prosecution has been summing up its case to the jury.

Monday 12 March, 2018

Rory Harrison accused of being 'delegated' to look after distressed woman after alleged rape

Rory Harrison was also accused of displaying “misguided loyalty” to his friends.

Saturday 10 March, 2018

Paddy Jackson would be the 'last person in the world to rape someone', court hears

The court heard from Rory Harrison, who is accused of withholding information, today.

Friday 9 March, 2018

Thursday 8 March, 2018

Stuart Olding says 'everything that happened that night was completely consensual'

Olding has denied forcing a woman to perform oral sex on him.

Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Paddy Jackson said he would have 'freaked out' if he knew a woman left his house in tears

The rugby player denies raping a young woman.

Thursday 1 March, 2018

Rape trial: Police could not locate Stuart Olding's clothes as he "was not told his house was being searched"

A DC from the PSNI’s Rape Crime Unit was on the stand today.

Wednesday 28 February, 2018

'She is causing so much trouble for the lads' - jury hears of text messages between Belfast rape trial accused

The mobile messages of Stuart Olding, Rory Harrison, and Blane McIlroy were perused today at Belfast Crown Court.

Tuesday 27 February, 2018

'She never once said stop' - jury hears three men charged in Belfast rugby rape trial deny accusations

The jury heard details of police interviews today.

Friday 23 February, 2018

Paddy Jackson: 'She didn't have to stay. She could have left if she wanted but she didn't'

Statements given by Jackson and Olding after their arrest were read out in court today.

Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Doctor at rape trial: 'Not possible' to tell if injuries caused by consensual or non-consensual sex

The court also heard from a policeman from the rape crisis unit.

Friday 16 February, 2018

Rugby rape trial: Rory Harrison told police alleged victim was 'fixated on' Paddy Jackson

Judge Patricia Smyth told jurors not to discuss the trial over the weekend.

Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Alleged rugby rape victim was 'crying and sobbing' in taxi, court hears

The driver says when police contact him, he knew “straight away” what it was about.

Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Paddy Jackson denied that 'threesome' took place morning after alleged incident, court hears

A number of women who attended the party in Jackson’s home today took the stand at his and Stuart Olding’s trial in Belfast.

Monday 12 February, 2018

Rugby rape case: Alleged victim denies she 'had sex with a number of men' after going to home uninvited

“No-one remembers exact moments from a night out. You can’t be expected to remember each thing you have done.”

Friday 9 February, 2018

Jury taken to Paddy Jackson's home to scene of alleged rape

The jury were taken in two groups of six to Jackson’s bedroom.

Thursday 8 February, 2018

Alleged rape victim says she has 'no complaint' with the man accused of withholding information

The young woman faced cross examination from the defence again today.

Wednesday 7 February, 2018

'I was raped. I don't think I can make myself more clear': Alleged victim continues evidence in court

The young woman faced cross examination from the defence again today.

Monday 5 February, 2018

Rape trial: Woman tells court 'you cannot underestimate how scared you are in those situations'

Today is the fourth day that she has been in the witness box.

Rory Best was directed to attend rape trial by senior counsel

The judge in the case clarified the situation today.

Friday 2 February, 2018

Rape trial: Woman asked if she 'watered down' her prior knowledge of rugby players

The 21-year-old woman told the court she hadn’t diluted down her knowledge of rugby or the Ulster players.

Thursday 1 February, 2018

Alleged rape victim of Irish rugby stars told police that incident left her 'humiliated'

She was giving evidence for the second day at Belfast Crown Court.

Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Rape trial of rugby players hears alleged victim's 'fight instinct kicked in' when third man entered room

The woman, aged 19 at the time of the alleged attacks, lost her composure while recalling being in the home of Paddy Jackson for a party on 28 June 2016.

Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Irish rugby stars accused of rape 'boasted about sex on WhatsApp'

Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding are accused of raping the same woman in Belfast.

Monday 29 January, 2018

Jury sworn in for Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding rape trial

The jury members were warned not to talk to anyone about the issues covered during the trial.

Monday 4 April, 2016

Woman (21) given suspended sentence for taking abortion drugs

She bought the pills online as she failed to raise enough money to travel to England for a termination.