Northern Ireland

Irish army soldier in Derry court on rape charge

A soldier in the Irish army has appeared at Londonderry Magistrates' Court charged with raping a woman in a house at Florence Street in the city last year.

Stephen Healy from Meenan Drive denies committing the offence on 14 May.

He also denies a further charge of sexually assaulting the woman on the same date.

The defendant was released on bail to appear before the crown court on 13 September.