Belfast Crown Court to hear Paddy Jackson's attempt to recover legal costs

Belfast Crown Court will today hear Paddy Jackson’s attempt to recover his legal costs arising from his nine-week rape trial.

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Sympathy? Redemption? What now for Jackson and Olding?

Should these two men, found not guilty by a jury, be consigned to the fringes of society, unable to get work for the rest of their lives asks Alison O’Connor

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Sponsors talked to Sale Sharks over Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding signing rumours

A sponsor has confirmed that they contacted Sale Sharks to 'discuss the uncertainty' surrounding speculation that the club may sign Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding.

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Sale Sharks say there is 'no substance' to reports of Jackson and Olding signing

Latest: Sale have announced there is "no substance" to reports they are interested in signing former Ulster players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding.

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Sexual violence victims traumatised by rugby rape trial reporting, says support group

Some victims of sexual violence were traumatised by reporting of the recent rugby rape trial, the chief executive of Nexus NI said.

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Support group gets 14 referrals a day after Belfast trial

A support organisation saw 14 new referrals a day after the Belfast rugby rape trial.

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Ulster Rugby criticised for banning news reporters at pre-match press confrences

Ulster Rugby's ban on news reporters attending pre-match press conferences following the sacking of two rape-acquitted stars has been criticised as an "unacceptable attempt to control media coverage".

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Retired judge to lead review into how sex offence cases are dealt with in Northern Ireland

A retired judge will lead an independent review into how cases of serious sexual offences are dealt with in Northern Ireland.

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Ulster Rugby maintains ban on news reporters at press conference

Ulster Rugby is maintaining a ban on news reporters attending pre-match press conferences following the sacking of rape acquitted stars Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding.

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Ulster Rugby clarifies decision to ban news reporters from team press conference

Ulster Rugby has moved to clarify events around its decision to bar news reporters from the first team press conference since the sacking of rape acquitted stars Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding.

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Northern Ireland Justice Department to review handling of sexual offences

Northern Ireland's Justice Department is expected to launch a review of how serious sexual offences are addressed.

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Rape and serious sexual assault cases in Northern Ireland should be reviewed, says Olding's solicitor

Stuart Olding's defence solicitor says all rape and serious sexual assault cases in Northern Ireland should now be reviewed.

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Brian O'Driscoll: IRFU had 'no option but to sever ties' with Stuart Olding and Paddy Jackson

Brian O'Driscoll says the IRFU had no option but to part company with Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding.

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Sponsors’ influence: Second chances

For many years there has been a concern that industry, through the research grants offered to universities, unduly influences those institutions.

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Rugby and misogyny - Players must live up to their responsibilities

THE joint decision by the IRFU and Ulster Rugby to cancel the contracts of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding was hardly a surprise, even to the two players themselves.

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Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding 'deeply disappointed' after IRFU 'revoke' rugby contracts

The IRFU and Ulster Rugby have "revoked" the contracts of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding with immediate effect.

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Ulster rugby expected to announce Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding's departure

Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding's departure from Ulster Rugby is expected to be announced imminently.

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Belfast Feminist Network stage protest outside Ulster Rugby stadium

Around 250 people have staged a protest outside Ulster Rugby's stadium this evening ahead of the team's first home game since two players were acquitted of rape.

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Paddy Jackson seeking to recover legal costs from rape trial

Ireland rugby player Paddy Jackson is attempting to recover legal costs from his rape trial, it has emerged.

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Ulster sponsor Bank of Ireland 'highly concerned by serious behaviour and conduct issues'

Ulster Rugby sponsor Bank of Ireland are "highly concerned" by the issues raised by the high-profile rape trial, which saw two players, Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding, acquitted of all charges.

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Ulster rape trial restrictions lifted; Blood stain airbrushed from photo of bed

Reporting restrictions surrounding the rape trial of two Ireland rugby internationals have been lifted.

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Willie John McBride on Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding: It's time they were back playing rugby

Latest: A former captain of Ireland and the Lions has told the 'Today with Sean O'Rourke' programme on RTÉ Radio 1 that Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding should be "back to doing what they do best and that is playing rugby".

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Aodhan O'Riordain apologises for Belfast rape trial tweet

Labour Senator Aodhan O'Riordain has apologised for comments he made about the Belfast rape trial.

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Hearing on whether Belfast rape trial reporting restrictions should be lifted to be heard today

A hearing is due to be heard today on whether reporting restrictions relating to Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding’s rape trial should be lifted.

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Here's Paddy Jackson's full statement as he apologises for 'betraying family values'

Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Jackson, who was last week acquitted of rape, has told the Press Association he is ashamed the woman who accused him left his home distressed, has apologised for engaging in "degrading and offensive" WhatsApp chats and said he has betrayed his family's values.

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Judge to consider challenge to rape trial reporting restrictions

A legal challenge to overturn reporting restrictions on the rape trial of two Ireland rugby internationals will go before a judge next week.

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Dublin Rape Crisis Centre calls for complainants to be given legal representation

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has said that giving rape complainants access to their own legal representation needs to be part of a wider overhaul of the system.

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Craig Gilroy apologises for WhatsApp message sent to Stuart Olding

An Ireland and Ulster rugby star has apologised unreservedly for sending a sexually explicit message to a teammate following an incident that would later see the fellow player charged with rape.

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Footballer apologises for rape trial tweet

Drogheda United soccer player Luke Rossiter has said he “doesn’t really know” why he tweeted that he was “delighted for Paddy Jackson” and why he criticised the complainant following last week’s Belfast rape trial verdict.

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Rugby rape trial has been difficult, says Ulster coach Jono Gibbes

Ulster coach Jono Gibbes' whose players were cleared of rape following a high-profile trial said it had been a difficult time.

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Justice Minister orders review into handling of sexual assault cases; SF hits out at plaintiff's 'appalling' treatment

The Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan is to review legal protection offered to complainants in sexual assault cases.

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