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Churchmen lead the way

stpatricksprotest.jpg A row has developed between Protestant church leaders and the anti-Catholic loyal orders following Saturday’s Royal Black Institution march in Belfast.

Published August 31, 2012

Unionist figures seen behind parade trouble

rbpstpatricks.jpg With unionist politicians and loyalist figures expressing defiance despite last weekend’s trouble at the intersection of Carrick Hill and Donegall Road, fears are growing that a giant loyalist parade planned for the end of September could lead to further conflict.

Published August 31, 2012

Massacre bid in Coleraine

boardedupwindows.jpg Loyalist paramilitaries sprayed bullets at the home of a man who is due to give evidence about the UDA murder of his cousin, Kevin McDaid, on Wednesday night.

Published August 31, 2012

Sinn Féin seeks funding for Tyrone loyalists

patdohertybig.jpg As nationalist residents battled with loyalist marchers and their supporters on Saturday, both the main nationalist parties have been embarrassed by news of compromising stances on the loyal orders and the marching organisations.

Published August 31, 2012

‘Savage’ new health cutbacks

jamesreillybig.jpg A new round of health cuts to home help and services for high-dependency patients in the 26 Counties has provoked a furious reaction from groups working with older people and the disabled. It has also seen fresh signs of disagreement between the government coalition parties.

Published August 31, 2012

Ken Maginnis quits UUP

kenmaginnis.jpg Former Ulster Unionist MP Ken Maginnis has announced his resignation from the Ulster Unionist Party amid a row over his attitude to gay men.

Published August 31, 2012

Clashes after loyalists, PSNI ignore Parades Commission

psnirbpclashes.jpg Trouble broke out in Belfast city centre this afternoon after a loyalist band was permitted to march past a Catholic church to the same spot where it had conducted a provocative sectarian ritual last month.

Published August 25, 2012

The Price of oppression

marianpriceprotest.jpg The family of interned political dissident Marian Price have hit out at the North’s prison authorities after warders refused to leave the room while the veteran republican underwent an invasive medical procedure.

Published August 24, 2012

UDA threat to Belfast journalist

udamural.jpg The unionist paramilitary UDA is believed to be behind a death threat against a Belfast journalist, despite a belated denial issued on behalf of the group.

Published August 24, 2012

Rasharkin victim of loyalist attack arrested

arsoncarrasharkin.jpg A member of a County Antrim nationalist residents’ group has said the PSNI took him “off the streets” ahead of a contentious loyalist -- by arresting him over an attack on his wife’s car.

Published August 24, 2012

Dublin commemoration for the RIC

ric2.jpg An attempt to rehabilitate members of pro-British police militias who brutally opposed the Irish struggle for freedom during the War of Independence has provoked outrage in the 26 Counties.

Published August 24, 2012

Loyalist defiance feared over RBP parade

ycv.jpg A notorious loyalist band has called on other unionists to join it in defying a Parades Commission ruling over a contentious sectarian parade tomorrow [Saturday August 25].

Published August 24, 2012

Demand for genuine inquest into teen’s death

seamusbradley.jpg The family of a teenager shot dead by soldiers during Operation Motorman has called for a new inquest into his death.

Published August 24, 2012

Nationalists told: 'Stay indoors'

pubdamaged.jpg A Catholic pub was attacked by loyalists during a ‘feeder’ Apprentice Boys parade in County Down last week -- but the DUP has said there would have been no violence if nationalists had stayed indoors.

Published August 17, 2012

Price handcuffed during hospital switch

marianpricebig.jpg A lawyer acting for internee Marian Price has accused the Six County prison authorities of being “inhumane” after she was handcuffed while travelling in an ambulance between two Belfast hospitals.

Published August 17, 2012

PSNI slammed for child riot propaganda

derryriotabod2012.jpg The PSNI has been strongly criticised for making absurd claims that children as young as seven were involved in petrol bomb attacks in Derry.

Published August 17, 2012

Villagers concerned as parade tensions escalate

rasharkinmarch.jpg There have been fears that a loyalist parade through the strongly nationalist village of Rasharkin in County Antrim this evening could provoke disorder.

Published August 17, 2012

Campaign for Kelly’s bar inquiry

kellysbarprotest.jpg The police ombudsman Michael Maguire has been asked to investigate a bombing and shooting incident of the early years of the recent conflict that bears strong similarities to the McGurk’s bar atrocity.

Published August 17, 2012

Irish athletes cheered by large crowds

boxerskenny.jpg Ireland’s Olympians for 2012, including gold medal winner Katie Taylor, were welcomed home like heroes on Dawson Street in Dublin on Wednesday.

Published August 17, 2012

Serious clashes over internment bonfires

endinternment.jpg A 13-year-old girl was among those arrested after the PSNI attacked nationalist anti-internment bonfires this week.

Published August 10, 2012


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