Boris Johnson’s election victory might have one positive impact. His 80-seat, five-year majority means the Tories are not dependent on the DUP and can insist, should they be so moved, that the bickering that has silenced Stormont for three years ends.
Tue, 07 Jan, 2020
Belfast City Council abandoned an attempt to demolish the bonfire in east Belfast when hired private contractors pulled out of the job after menacing threats were daubed on walls close to the site, purporting to identify them.
Sun, 14 Jul, 2019
The decision by the High Court in Northern Ireland that it is “minded to quash” the warrants obtained by police to carry out raids on the homes and office of Belfast journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey is a welcome sign that at least one branch of the justice system in Northern Ireland is prepared to respect and vindicate press freedom.
Thu, 30 May, 2019
The police's failure to conduct an overarching examination of state collusion with a notorious loyalist murder gang in Northern Ireland was inconsistent with its human rights obligations, a judge has found.
Fri, 28 Jul, 2017
THE report published yesterday into the Loughinisland massacre, in which six Catholic men were murdered by UVF gunmen in a bar as they watched Ireland play Italy in the 1994 World Cup, vindicates the victims’ relatives determination to prove there was official collusion with the killers and that an earlier report was inaccurate.
Fri, 10 Jun, 2016
The North's security forces were guilty of significant collusion in the loyalist murders of six Catholic men gunned down while watching a World Cup football match, a police watchdog in the North has found.
Thu, 09 Jun, 2016
ONE of the conventions of those courtroom dramas so very popular in the early days of television was that a prosecutor would never ask a question he — it was always a “he” in those monochrome, mackintosh days — did not already know the answer to. It was a policy that tripped up many theatrical, over-the-top villians.
Sat, 19 Sep, 2015
I concur with your editorial (September 13) of the late Ian Paisley whose political career was punctuated with nakedly sectarian acts and deeds and the destruction of many political initiatives and moderate leaders of unionism who were engaged in genuine attempts to bring peace and stability to Northern Ireland.
Fri, 19 Sep, 2014
The son of a decorated RUC officer has pointed to his family’s experience of the Northern Ireland conflict as proof positive of the immorality and cynicism of Israel’s stance on the bombing of Gaza.
Mon, 21 Jul, 2014