Northern Ireland news

Video: Paddy Jackson thanks judge and jury for fair trial

 Paddy Jackson outside court after being acquitted. Picture by Niall Carson, PA 

Paddy Jackson speaking after he was acquitted of rape and sexual assault. A jury took three hours and 40 minutes to find him not guilty on both counts.

His three co-accused were all found not guilty.

 

Read More

Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding found not guilty of rape
Allison Morris: There were even giggles in the public gallery as graphic details of alleged rape were read out (Premium)
Alleged victim's name was posted on comments section of an online news site
Relatives clasped each others' hands and openly wept as verdicts delivered
Victims' support group calls for review into how trials are conducted
Allison Morris: I have two daughters and would not encourage them to go through retraumatising rape trial (Premium)
One of the most expensive rape trials in UK judicial history
'I Believe Her' rallies planned across Ireland
Ireland rugby captain Rory Best's decision to attend court on day two of the rape trial provoked a storm of criticism
About the rugby rape trial judge Patricia Smyth
PSNI says woman at centre of trial 'upset and disappointed' at verdict
Paddy Jackson's lawyers say status as famous sportsman 'drove the decision to prosecute'
Paddy Jackson's lawyers call for crackdown on 'vile' social media commentary during criminal proceedings
Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding 'will continue to be relieved of all duties' as review takes place
Stuart Olding faces major battle to return to pinnacle of his sport
Paddy Jackson had unwavering support from his parents
Stuart Olding: I deeply regret events of that evening... I am sorry for the hurt caused to the complainant
Not guilty Blane McIlroy admitted being prone to exaggeration
Video: Paddy Jackson thanks judge and jury for fair trial
Public Prosecution Service: 'Ultimately right' rugby rape case was brought to trial

 

 Paddy Jackson speaks to the media after being acquitted. Picture by Hugh Russell

 Paddy Jackson outside the court after being acquitted. Picture by Brian Lawless, PA

Enjoy reading the Irish News?

Subscribe from just £1 for the first month to get full access

Northern Ireland news

Today's horoscope

Horoscope


See a different horoscope: