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Council Election 2022 Government Legacy NMD Council South Down

McKevitt Calls for Greater Sensitivity Around the Past

SDLP councillor Karen McKevitt has called on public representatives to show greater sensitivity when talking about incidents from the North’s troubled past. She was speaking after a Tweet from Alliance councillor Michael Long made a dismissive reference to Bloody Friday, where nine people were killed and over 100 injured in IRA bombings in Belfast in […]

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Election 2022 Government Legacy Lurgan Politics Stormont Upper Bann

Kelly Calls for Greater Sensitivity Around the Past

SDLP Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly has called on public representatives to show greater sensitivity when talking about incidents from the North’s troubled past. She was speaking after a Tweet from Alliance councillor Michael Long made a dismissive reference to Bloody Friday, where nine people were killed and over 100 injured in IRA bombings in […]

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Crime Legacy Politics

Police Apologise Following Ombudsman Report into Collusion

Following the publication of the Police Ombudsman report into collusion between the RUC and loyalist paramilitaries a PSNI spokesperson has apologised for the suffering felt by victims in what has been described as “collusive behaviours” between police and the UDA/UFF. Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Jonathan Roberts said: “It is important to say that, first and […]

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Crime Legacy Politics

Police Ombudsman Report Identifies Collusion Between RUC and Loyalist Paramilitaries During the Troubles

The Police Ombudsman has today (Tuesday 8 February 2022) issued a public statement which identifies significant investigative and intelligence failures and “collusive behaviours” by the RUC in relation to a series of murders and attempted murders by the UDA/UFF in south Belfast in the 1990s. The 344-page report considers police actions in relation to eight loyalist […]

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Crime Lurgan Politics Upper Bann

Further Evidence of Collusion-Mackle

Sinn Féin Council Group leader Liam Mackle has said that a report by the Police Ombudsman into the killings of 19 people is further damning evidence of a policy of British state collusion with loyalist paramilitaries during the conflict. Cllr Mackle was speaking after the Police Ombudsman Marie Anderson published the findings of her investigation […]

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Armagh Newry Politics South Armagh

Flags, Identity and Culture Report a Waste of Time! – TUV Newry and Armagh

Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister: “At over 160 pages it will take time to study fully the report published this afternoon but it would appear from an initial reading that there is precious little here in terms of agreed solutions to any issue. That being the case, the public are entitled to regard it […]

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Politics

Victims and Survivors of the Glenanne Gang Meet With the Taoiseach

Aontú Leader Peadar Tóibín TD, Aontú Deputy Leader Cllr Denise Mullen, and survivors and families of the victims of the Glenanne Gang, met with an Taoiseach Micheal Martin at government buildings today to discuss justice for the victims of British collusion, and efforts to oppose the proposed amnesty for British crimes in the North. Cllr […]