Watch the trailer for RTE's new documentary on the Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding trial
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Watch the trailer for RTE's new documentary on the Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding trial

RTE are airing a documentary on the controversial Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding rape trial.

Acquitted: The Rugby Rape Trial will air tonight at 10.35pm on RTE One.

The documentary will look back at the story that gripped the nation, when Ulster Rugby and Ireland players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding Jackson and Olding were charged with the rape of a 19-year-old girl.

Following a nine-week trial, both men were acquitted of all charges.

Their friends Blane McIlroy and Rory Harrison were also cleared after the verdict was delivered at Belfast Crown Court.

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Tonight’s  programme features contributions from former Ireland rugby international Neil Francis, solicitor Paul Dougan who represented Stuart Olding at trial, and journalist and barrister Brenda Power.

Sinead O'Carroll of The Journal, author Susan McKay and a number of journalists who covered the trial on a daily basis will also feature, including Conor Gallagher of The Irish Times, Niamh Horan of the Sunday Independent and Amanda Ferguson.

Here’s the trailer: