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# belfast - Yesterday’s News

Two people confirmed dead after small aircraft crashes near Belfast International Airport

An investigation has been launched into the cause of the crash.

Two men arrested on suspicion of murder after discovery of man's body

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death.

# belfast - Monday 16 April, 2018

Female conductor 'indecently assaulted' on Derry-Belfast train

The woman was grabbed after she intervened with a group of rowdy passengers.

# belfast - Friday 13 April, 2018

200 police officers involved in crackdown on Belfast INLA

One of the premises raided was the headquarters of the Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP).

# belfast - 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.

# belfast - Monday 9 April, 2018

Belfast City Council passes motion to decriminalise use of abortion pills

The North’s abortion laws are considered some of the most severe in the world, according to Amnesty.

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.

Labour senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin apologises for tweet sent after Belfast rape trial verdicts

Ó Ríordáin tweeted a clarification and an apology for a tweet he sent on 28 March.

# belfast - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Investigation launched into alleged online grooming of children at Belfast football club

St Patrick’s FC said that its children’s safety was of the “utmost” importance and would be placing a greater emphasis on online safety.

PSNI launches investigation into distribution of anti-Islamic leaflets to Belfast homes

Members of the DUP have said the leaflets are “absolutely wrong and dangerous”.

# belfast - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

From The Daily Edge Irish sports podcasts are talking about consent and it's long overdue Second Captains

Irish sports podcasts are talking about consent and it's long overdue

Second Captains decided to tackle the difficult case in their show and it was well worth listening to.

# belfast - Monday 2 April, 2018

Police make appeal over cash and iPad stolen from parochial house in Belfast

Police said the man could assist them with their enquiries.

# belfast - Friday 30 March, 2018

Investigation under way after juror in rugby rape trial made comments online

The juror potentially faces a charge of contempt of court.

Paddy Jackson intends to sue Senator over tweet sent after jury verdict

Lawyers for Paddy Jackson have issued a notice of intention to sue Labour Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

Explainer: What is the Good Friday Agreement?

The 20th anniversary of the landmark deal is being marked – here’s what’s in it.

# belfast - Thursday 29 March, 2018

'Any possibility of a threesome?': The growing use of text messages in Ireland's criminal investigations

Experts say there is a huge amount of valuable data on a person’s phone that can be used if they are accused of a crime.

# belfast - 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.

Belfast council votes to award Bill Clinton freedom of the city

The council voted to give the former US president and Senator George Mitchell the award for their part in the peace process.

# belfast - 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.

# belfast - 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.

# belfast - 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.

# belfast - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

# belfast - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Legal challenge lodged to allow people in North vote in Eighth Amendment referendum

A Belfast law firm said the issue is “a matter of national importance”.

# belfast - Sunday 11 March, 2018

Police probe after man attacks postman with screwdriver and steals mail

The incident occurred in the Cranbrook Court area of north Belfast.

# belfast - 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.

# belfast - 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.

# belfast - Monday 26 February, 2018

Hutches one of at least three gangs flooding Belfast with highly-potent heroin

The increase in the number of heroin overdoses has resulted in local politicians warning users of a potentially fatal batch doing the rounds.

# belfast - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Police investigating the murder of a man in front of his family make arrest

The man was arrested in the Poleglass area of West Belfast under the Terrorism Act earlier today.

# belfast - Saturday 17 February, 2018

Men assaulted by pair armed with wheel brace and baseball bat during Belfast burglary

The PSNI are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

# belfast - Friday 16 February, 2018

Dissident republicans believed to have been behind murder of man in Belfast

Raymond Johnston (28) was shot dead in his living room in front of his partner and 11-year-old child on Tuesday evening.

# belfast - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Man murdered in west Belfast was shot in living room in front of partner and child

The incident happened around 8pm yesterday evening.

# 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.”

# belfast - 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.

# belfast - Monday 5 February, 2018

'Under pressure' to attend meetings, Kelly says he borrowed bolt cutters from gym to remove clamp

The Northern policing spokesman has since paid the clamping fine.

Rory Best was directed to attend rape trial by senior counsel

The judge in the case clarified the situation today.

# belfast - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Sinn Féin's Northern policing spokesman filmed removing clamp from car with bolt cutters

Gerry Kelly found his car clamped on a Belfast street on Friday morning.

# belfast - 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.

Irish U2 fans left disappointed as all Dublin tour dates sell out in under five minutes

Tickets for U2′s European sold out dates quickly appeared on Seatwave for up to triple the original price.

# belfast - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Family share 'heartbreaking' news that the body of missing man Michael Cullen has been found RIP

Family share 'heartbreaking' news that the body of missing man Michael Cullen has been found

Belfast man Michael Cullen has been missing from three weeks.

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.

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