A Political Experience I Will Never Forget - What's Yours?

Serena Cowdy | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Politics
Serena Cowdy

When I was 20, I did something very ill-advised. Well, obviously I was 20, so most things I did were ill-advised. But this one turned out to be a political experience I'll never forget, so I thought I'd take a little break from election madness to tell you about it.

Eight Arrests In Belfast Ahead Of 'Twelfth Of July' Commemorations

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK

Eight people have been arrested for public order offences in north and west Belfast overnight. Trouble flared during the Eleventh Night, an annual mar...

Man Stabbed During Clashes Between Loyalists And Republicans

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK

A man has been stabbed during fighting between republican and loyalist factions in Northern Ireland. The victim, 28, was treated in hospital for injur...

LAD: What Next for Northern Ireland's New Politics of the People?

Philip Murphy | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics
Philip Murphy

Perhaps LAD can replace the 'Loyalists Against' with 'Laughing At' and make all those who make our society unbearable the subject of derision. They have certainly made us chuckle for the past thirteen months and there's no reason to think that all-inclusive mockery would be any less amusing.

Dear George Michael, Please Can We Have the Song Back?

Brian John Spencer | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

People of Northern Ireland resist this while you can. Loyalism is sending Northern Ireland to hell in a handcart and you can't do anything about it. By their formula, they have the whip-hand over you and you can say absolutely nothing.

Northern Ireland Parody Group is Aiming for Christmas Number One

Brian John Spencer | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

LAD is the sigh of the long dis-empowered - the muzzled moderate - now empowered through social media. They are Northern Ireland's unofficial Opposition, resistance and counter-factual against sectarians who stalk the streets and political office.

An Open Letter from Northern Ireland

Brian John Spencer | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

The context is this. The most cynical and sinister elements in NI society have been very violent and vocal over the last year, at huge cost to the local economy and at huge damage to the reputation of the province.

Stand Up for Northern Ireland's Tahrir Square

Brian John Spencer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

We don't have a political opposition in Northern Ireland. We have one giant, self-serving, autocratic, aberrant sectarian mill. ...

Northern Ireland: Loyalists Against Football?

Philip Murphy | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Philip Murphy

It was supposed to be a day to remember in North Belfast. League leaders Cliftonville against Crusaders, their closest challengers and local rivals. A packed Seaview, filled with colleagues, friends and neighbours from across North Belfast's footballing divide, each hoping to secure local bragging rights and a step to the coveted Irish Premiership title.

Flag Protests Put Northern Ireland Hotel Deal In Doubt

PA | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK

A major French hotel development in Belfast city centre could be abandoned due to the loyalist flag protests. Hospitality firm Accor is trying to g...

Loyalists Demonstrate Over Union Flag-Flying

PA | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK

Around a thousand loyalist protesters picketed Belfast City Hall on Monday evening over the Union flag row as violent disturbances again broke out els...

Loyalists Launch New Attacks On Police

PA | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK

Politicians were threatened on Monday night during a council meeting in Northern Ireland when a small group of loyalists stormed the building. Ther...

Man Charged Over Death Threats Against NI First Minister

PA | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK

A 34-year-old man has been charged with threatening to kill Stormont's first minister Peter Robinson. The man is also charged with improper use of ...

Protests Over Flag Restrictions In Belfast

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK

Thousands of loyalists gathered in Belfast city centre for a protest against new restrictions on flying the Union flag. A major security operation ...

Loyalists Storm Belfast City Hall In Response To Flag Vote

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK

Two police officers have been injured after hundreds of loyalists tried to storm Belfast City Hall in response to councillors voting to remove the Uni...

Loyalist Parade In Northern Ireland Has Police 'On High Alert'

PA | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK

Police are on high alert in Belfast as a massive loyal order parade takes place to mark the centenary of the signing of the pro-Union Ulster Covenant....