Northern Ireland Violence

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...

Northern Ireland's 15th Birthday Present and Reward for Unruliness: A Handsome Cash Transfer

Brian John Spencer | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Fifteen years ago Tony Blair, Bill Clinton and other statesmen mediated the un-mediatable and created the Northern Ireland that we know today. Some see the bargain as a grand failure. The creation of a parochial sectarian state suspended in a form of purgatory with a bloody history and no future.

'Deranged' Terrorists Condemned For Latest Belfast Bomb Attempt

PA | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK

A suspected mortar bomb has been discovered close to a police station in Northern Ireland. The device was found close to New Barnsley station in no...

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.

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.

Why Fly The Union Flag In Belfast For Kate's Birthday?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK

After five days of nightly violence in east Belfast, police are gearing up for a tense day as the Union Flag is flown for the first time since the con...

Belfast Is Being 'Held To Ransom'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK

Police have fired baton rounds and deployed water cannon on rioters as violence linked to the Union Flag row flared in east Belfast yet again. Offi...

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 ...

What's in a Flag?

Tara McEvoy | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Tara McEvoy

To keep moving forward on the journey towards a shared and prosperous future for Northern Ireland, we must relegate such scenes to the dim and distant past.

Theresa Villiers Needs to Do a Mo Mowlam

Brian John Spencer | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Northern Ireland is in making the headlines again. So you know what that means: bad news.

Goodbye Owen Paterson, Hello Theresa Villiers

Brian John Spencer | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

In a cabinet reshuffle billed as the answer to Britain's economic ills, Prime Minister David Cameron went with the economic status quo: holding tight to the fiscally prudent and the ever-derided George Osborne.

Why the Devolution of Corporation Tax is Key to Tackling Northern Ireland's Youth Joblessness

Brian John Spencer | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

For the young person in Northern Ireland current prospects are dire and as I look to the future, speaking directly as a young and disgruntled jobless person, I am filled with foreboding.

Three Appear In Northern Irish Court On Terrorism Charges

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2012 | UK

Two brothers and a cousin of prominent dissident republican Colin Duffy have appeared in court in Northern Ireland charged with terrorism offences inc...

The New Face of Sectarianism in Northern Ireland

Tara McEvoy | Posted 16.03.2012 | UK Politics
Tara McEvoy

Today, we are beginning to tear down the so-called 'peace walls' erected to physically separate feuding communities. The police force has seen an overhaul, with the Royal Ulster Constabulary having been replaced by the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Yet time and again sectarianism continues to rear its ugly head.

Bloody Sunday Family Call Compensation Offer 'Repulsive'

PA | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK

Relatives of one of the Bloody Sunday victims have firmly rejected any offer of Government compensation. Sisters Linda and Kate Nash,...