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#rugby rape trial

# rugby-rape-trial - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Man pleads guilty to naming complainant in Belfast rape trial

Sean McFarland was fined £300 for the offence.

# rugby-rape-trial - 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’.

# rugby-rape-trial - 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.

'Cyber persecution' - Ulster Rugby fans take full page ad calling for Paddy Jackson, Stuart Olding to be reinstated to team

The ad bemoans the ‘social media backlash’ against last month’s not-guilty verdicts in what became known as the Belfast rugby rape trial.

# rugby-rape-trial - Monday 9 April, 2018

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.

# rugby-rape-trial - Friday 6 April, 2018

Paddy Jackson: 'I will always regret the events of that evening'

Jackson’s statement comes over a week after he was acquitted of the rape and sexual assault of a woman.

# rugby-rape-trial - Friday 30 March, 2018

Two people questioned after woman in rugby rape trial allegedly named on social media

It is an offence to publicly name the complainant in a rape trial, who is legally entitled to anonymity.

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

The juror potentially faces a charge of contempt of court.

# rugby-rape-trial - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

9 weeks, 2 days: The key moments of the rugby rape trial

The trial lasted nine weeks and was the subject of intense media scrutiny over the period due to the high profile nature of the defendants.

Paddy Jackson 'grateful to jury for common sense verdict'

The Ulster rugby player commented outside the court today after being acquitted of a charge of rape.

# rugby-rape-trial - 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.

# rugby-rape-trial - 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.

# rugby-rape-trial - 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.

# rugby-rape-trial - 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.

# rugby-rape-trial - 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.

# rugby-rape-trial - Friday 9 March, 2018

# rugby-rape-trial - 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.

# rugby-rape-trial - 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.

# rugby-rape-trial - 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.

# rugby-rape-trial - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Rugby rape trial: Forensic scientist gives evidence about blood and DNA found on clothes and duvet

Ireland and Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding deny raping the woman.

# rugby-rape-trial - 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.

# rugby-rape-trial - 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.