The families of the men murdered by the unionist paramilitary UVF in a
1994 massacre in Loughinisland, County Down have vehemently rejected an
investigation by the PSNI Police Ombudsman into the killings.
Despite crowds of over a thousand gathering in east Belfast, the Short
Strand experienced a tense but relatively trouble-free night last night.
There was serious rioting for a second night in east Belfast tonight as
masked unionist paramilitaries renewed their attempts to attack the
nationalist Short Strand enclave.
Shots have been fired by loyalists tonight towards St Matthew’s chapel
amid a serious assault by unionist paramilitaries on the nationalist
Catholic homes in east Belfast’s Short Strand area and elsewhere have
been attacked by over a hundred masked loyalists tonight, and several
injuries have already been reported.
Condolences have been expressed to the family of Brian Lenihan after he
passed away this morning.
Sinn Fein Assembly member Paul Maskey has been elected as the new MP for
West Belfast, replacing party president, Gerry Adams.