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Mairia Cahill reveals her harassment hell after ex’s cruel campaign of abuse

SOURCE SENATOR Mairia Cahill has told of her harassment hell after her ex-partner was convicted of a cruel campaign of abuse against her. Belfast man Stephen Altimas posted a series of malicious and menacing Facebook posts about the Labour politician, including vile allegations about her elderly father earlier this year. On Monday the 36-year-old, of […]
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Facebook users banned from accessing accounts

An alleged victim of revenge porn has secured a High Court order banning two Facebook users from accessing or altering their accounts. The woman, from an undisclosed part of Northern Ireland, claims a highly sexualised photo she sent to a former partner was published after the relationship ended. She is suing him and another user […]
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Pupil can choose secondary school of his choice

A north Down boy with special education needs today won a High Court battle to get into the secondary education school of his choice. The 12-year-old was denied a place a St Colombanus’ College in Bangor, Co Down due to a cap on its intake of pupils with learning difficulties. He had been ruled out […]
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Blast 106 won High Court battle against Ofcom

A Belfast-based student radio station found to be in breach of its licence has won a High Court battle to continue broadcasting. Communications watchdog Ofcom said Blast 106 had failed to meet key commitments on speech and music content. Mr Justice Treacy quashed the regulator’s decision and ordered an extension of Blast 106’s community radio […]
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Former Loyalist prisoner recordings return to Northern Ireland

Police are to be allowed to fly back from America with the interviews a former loyalist prisoner gave to a university project – but they must not examine the contents. The Court of Appeal lifted an injunction so that two PSNI detectives in Boston can return tomorrow with the tapes Winston “Winkie” Rea is battling […]
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Legal bid rejected in placing Irish signs on a Belfast street

A High Court judge today threw out a legal bid to overturn a council block on putting Irish signs up on a Belfast street. Mr Justice Horner dismissed all grounds of challenge to the denial of dual-language plates at Ballymurphy Drive in the west of the city. He rejected claims that it was unreasonable to […]
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Property buyers in Belfast able to cancel contracts

Up to 40 buyers in Belfast apartment blocks are to be able to cancel contracts after a High Court judge today identified flaws in the completion process. Mr Justice Burgess also ruled that the developer did not have legal rights to some overhanging balconies on the James Clow complex at one stage when it was […]
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Facebook must disclose records

Facebook must disclose any available records on the number of underage account holders in Northern Ireland, a High Court judge ruled today. Mr Justice Gillen held that, if kept, documentation should be supplied for a lawsuit involving a vulnerable schoolgirl user who contacted men and posted sexual photos on the site. The company is being […]
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