ABC Council Community Constituency Council Government Legacy Newry and Armagh Politics South Armagh

“Sinn Fein Mask Slips In Planned South Armagh IRA Jamboree!” – TUV

TUV Cusher Councillor Keith Ratcliffe has slammed an upcoming commemoration in South Armagh dedicated to a celebration of the Provisional IRA. Statement by TUV Cusher councillor Keith Ratcliffe: On Sunday week Sinn Fein MP John Finucane is billed as the main speaker at an event described as the “South Armagh Volunteers Commemoration”. This self-styled “MP […]

Community Government Legacy Politics Stormont

Nothing To Celebrate In Biden Visit – TUV

Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister: “Like the Belfast Agreement itself, I find nothing to celebrate in the visit of President Biden “Biden is irredeemably partisan having as a Senator  fought any easing of laws which would have allowed wanted IRA terrorists to be extradited to face justice in the United Kingdom. His continuing stance […]

Community Government Legacy Politics Stormont

President Biden Visit a ‘Special Moment’ As We Look To The Future – O’Neill

First Minister Designate Michelle O’Neill has said President Biden’s visit to the north on the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement is a ‘special moment’ and said it is now time to look to the next 25 years with hope, opportunity and ambition. Speaking ahead of the Joe Biden’s arrival in Belfast, Michelle O’Neill […]

Community Legacy Politics

Alliance Party Votes With DUP,TUV and UUP to Commemorate UDR

Belfast City Council has agreed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the UDR Greenfinches. At the monthly meeting of the full Belfast City Council on Monday, the Alliance Party voted alongside the TUV and UUP in support of a DUP motion supporting the UDR. The motion, states that the council “recognises the 50th Anniversary of […]

Community Constituency Council Government Legacy Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council Politics

‘The Seamus Mallon I Knew’ a Talk at Newry and Mourne Museum

On 6 April at 2pm, Newry and Mourne Museum will host a fascinating lecture into one of Northern Ireland’s most important political figures, Seamus Mallon. As the former deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, a Member of Parliament for Newry and Armagh and one of the architects of the Northern Ireland Peace Process, Seamus Mallon […]

Community Crime Government Legacy Politics Westminster

Clarity Needed on £3M Additional Funding to Tackle Paramilitarism, says Alliance Party

Alliance MLA Nuala McAllister has called for clarity on how an additional £3m allocated to Northern Ireland is to be spent. The budget statement said the money was to extend the Tackling Paramilitarism Programme. The North Belfast MLA, who is a member of the Policing Board, said: “Twenty five years after the Good Friday Agreement […]

Community Constituency Government Legacy Lurgan Politics Upper Bann Westminster

Horror of IRA Actions Must Never Be Forgotten! – Lockhart

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart has said the horrors inflicted by the IRA must never be forgotten, and that the sacrifice made by the RUC GC must be remembered. The DUP representative made the call following the Memorial Service to mark the 40th anniversary since the murder of Sgt Gordon Wilson, who served in the […]

Dáil Éireann Government Legacy Politics

Aontú Bill to Create a Commission of Investigation into British State Collusion Passes 1st Stage in the Dáil

Aontú leader and Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín has successfully pushed the Commission of Investigation (Collusion of British State Forces) Bill 2022 through first stage of the Dáil today. Speaking in the Dail an Teachta Tóibín started: “We are delighted to get this important Bill through 1st stage of the Dáil today. The purpose of this […]

Armagh Community Constituency Election 2023 Elections Legacy Newry and Armagh Politics

Condemning Terrorism One Week and Celebrating It The Next Doesn’t Wash! – Ratcliffe

Statement by TUV Newry and Armagh representative Keith Ratcliffe: “A short time ago the leader of Sinn Fein in Northern Ireland stood with other political leaders to condemn the attempted murder of a police officer in Omagh. Yesterday Republican grandees assembled in Dublin to pay tribute to a terrorist. “Let’s not forget that Rita O’Hare […]

Crime Legacy

British Soldier Involved in Aidan McAnespie Killing Avoids Jail

A former soldier has been given a suspended sentence for killing a man in a shooting at an Army checkpoint in Northern Ireland almost 35 years ago, David Holden is the first soldier to be convicted of a Trouble-era killing in Northern Ireland since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. The victim of the 1988 shooting […]