northern ireland violence
"Peace and reconciliation" is the phrase routinely trotted out by almost all actors in Afghanistan when asked what the end
Eight people have been arrested for public order offences in north and west Belfast overnight. Trouble flared during the
A man has been stabbed during fighting between republican and loyalist factions in Northern Ireland. The victim, 28, was
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.
A suspected mortar bomb has been discovered close to a police station in Northern Ireland. The device was found close to
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.
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.
After five days of nightly violence in east Belfast, police are gearing up for a tense day as the Union Flag is flown for
Police have fired baton rounds and deployed water cannon on rioters as violence linked to the Union Flag row flared in east
Around a thousand loyalist protesters picketed Belfast City Hall on Monday evening over the Union flag row as violent disturbances