Belfast Riots

Belfast: A Tale of Two Cities

Jilly Luke | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jilly Luke

The working class enclaves in inner-city Belfast have soaring poverty and joblessness rates. Once the voice of hardline unionism, the DUP has become increasingly mainstream and is seen to represent these communities less and less, with a similar process happening on the other side of the political divide.

The Northern Ireland of Old Hasn't Gone Away, You Know

Brian John Spencer | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Ever since the Good Friday peace agreement of 1998, parties on both side of the divide have, albeit slowly, attempted to move things forward. And forward things have moved, as I explained at the start. However, a critical demographic have been left behind: the working class and the radicals within.

Violence Flares Again In Belfast

PA | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK

Fresh trouble flared in east Belfast just hours after senior police and politicians on all sides called for peace on the streets. Officers were att...

Northern Ireland: Flag Issue Flutters on

Philip Murphy | Posted 10.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Philip Murphy

While many protests have remained peaceful, a significant number, particularly in Belfast, have however turned violent. Many have hijacked them for their own needs or recreational rioting, an all too popular pursuit in Northern Ireland, in terms of both participation and spectating.

Violence Erupts In East Belfast Over Union Flag

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Fresh violence has flared in Northern Ireland as loyalists protest over the flying of the union flag. The PSNI said they are also investigating re...

Politicians Must Understand Violence Is a Process

Shaughan Dolan | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK Politics
Shaughan Dolan

In the August riots of 2011 I had to experience something nobody should have to - I watched my home city burn. Politicos of all stripe were quick to ...