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Tuesday 31 January 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# loyalists

Last year
2022
# Exploitation
Northern Ireland paramilitaries coercing young people into crime
Young people were being ordered to take part in rioting during unrest in 2021, the Children’s Commissioner said.
All time
# rebuke
Ex-DUP leader Foster criticises Bertie Ahern over Belfast 'ghetto' comments on NI protocol
The former Taoiseach said loyalists who are opposed to the Northern Ireland Protocol “haven’t got a clue” about how it works.
# 12 July
Stormont ministers threaten PSNI with court action over bonfire stance
Police are refusing to support contractors to remove the north Belfast loyalist fire.
# The North
'It's hate-fuelled': NI Justice Minister hits out over election posters on loyalist bonfires
Irish and EU flags have also been seen on some bonfires.
# NI Protocol
Garda Commissioner says loyalist rally reports may be ‘kite flying’
Drew Harris said gardaí would be prepared if a rally did take place in Dublin.
# NI Protocol
Brother of loyalist murder victim disrupts protest over Northern Ireland Protocol
Gareth McCord’s brother Raymond was beaten to death by a UVF gang in north Belfast in 1997.
# the good information project
Sign up for our live discussion: What future do young people want for Northern Ireland?
We are hosting a panel of young voices to discuss the reality of life in Northern Ireland and how positive change could be brought about.
# loyalists
'Senseless and reckless': Police attacked as violence flares again in parts of Northern Ireland
The incidents are the latest in several days of disorder.
# northern protocol
NI Protocol issues can be resolved with goodwill and common sense, Boris Johnson says
Loyalist paramilitaries in NI have said they are withdrawing their support for the GFA.
# seamus ludlow
Taoiseach backs investigation into loyalist murder of Louth man
Seamus Ludlow was killed on his way home from a pub in Dundalk in 1976.
# crime rings
Border crime: Republican and loyalist smuggling gangs 'crippling haulage sector'
Dissidents and loyalists are using the same routes to smuggle goods.
# loyalists
Foster blames Varadkar for 'setting precedent' with comments that could stoke loyalist violence
Foster told PA that some loyalists were contemplating violent resistance to any Brexit deal.
# the twelfth
Two fire crews attacked while responding to bonfire incidents in the North
The fire service responded to around 40 bonfire-related incidents last night.
# not backing down
Jeremy Corbyn is being attacked in the UK press over his 'refusal to directly condemn the IRA'
The pro-Tory papers have not been kind to the Labour leader today despite the fact he condemned all violence.
# belfast bunfight
Margaret Thatcher wanted to crush Loyalist strikers just like she did the miners
The UK Prime Minister was determined not to let them take down the Anglo-Irish Agreement.
# Twelfth of July
Man charged with attempted murder after car was driven into pedestrians
A 16-year-old girl was also hurt when a car ploughed into pedestrians.
# Marching Season
Unionists condemn 'evil' Swastika flown near Loyalist bonfire
The incident came one day after graffiti threatening to “crucify” Catholics in Belfast.
# Anniversary
The British government still has unreleased files on Ireland's worst terrorist attack
34 people lost their lives in the coordinated attack 41 years ago.
# Clashes
Two injured during anti-internment parade in Belfast
One officer and a members of the public sustained minor injuries in the parade which saw thousands take to the streets.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Friday
Everyone’s talking about who got what job in the Cabinet, the 12th of July parades and the future of the Poolbeg chimneys…
# Ban
Why was the Afghan government asked to ban Facebook?
It’s all to do with the presidential election.
# Northern Ireland
Police call for calm as threat issued to Belfast schools
A man claiming to represent the Red Hand Defenders issued the threat, according to the Irish News.
# Belfast Flag Protests
Man arrested on suspicion of terrorist activity in Carrickfergus
The 42-year-old was arrested by officers investigating the Union Jack flag protests. To date, over 180 people have been charged as part of the investigation.
# tensions
Martin McGuinness: The past few weeks have not been good for Northern Ireland
The Deputy First Minister also criticised the DUP – his coalition partner – for abandoning plans to develop the Maze prison into a conflict resolution centre.
Voices
Column: I hope my son never lives through the kind of violent history I did
Recent violence on the streets of Belfast filled me with despair; we need to teach our children respect for each other’s identity and traditions to avoid passing on the failures of the past, writes Peter Osborne.
# orangemen
In pics: Orange Order parade stopped from entering Ardoyne
PSNI stopped the parade on the Woodvale Road, one kilometre outside Ardoyne.
# Parade
Appeals for calm in Belfast ahead of Orange Order parade
The parade is due to take place at 2.30pm today.
Voices
Column: There's a case for a United Ireland but it doesn't lie in voodoo economics
If we want to end the partition between the Republic and Northern Ireland, then we need to embrace some realistic solutions for the economic future, writes David McCann.
# art of conflict
Vince Vaughn has made a film about the Northern Ireland murals...
… yes, really. (And you can watch it on tv from today).
# Press Freedom
Two journalists receive death threats from paramilitaries
There has been condemnation of the threats against the two unidentified journalists who are based in Northern Ireland.
# Protests
Timeline: How the flags drama unfolded in Northern Ireland
It began with a vote and ended with burnt-out offices, dozens of injuries and arrests, and a sense that a fragile peace had been disrupted.
# Flags
PSNI officers meet with loyalists in bid to end protests
Senior officers met with the Ulster People’s Forum over the protests which have been ongoing for almost two months.
Voices
Column: We need new ideas to solve the flag issue in Belfast
Innovative ideas are needed to solve the crisis in the North, writes Steve Wrenn, who says we need to think outside the box and compromise.
# Violence
Adams: The vast majority of the Belfast protests are illegal
Gerry Adams said most of the protests are being organised by the BNP, the UVF and criminal elements, and need to end.
# In Pictures
More violence in Northern Ireland as Union flag protests continue
Petrol bombs, fireworks and other missiles have been thrown at police in Belfast and Carrickfergus.
# Loyalist protest
Loyalist activist says Dublin protest has been postponed
Pastor Barry Halliday of Families Acting for Innocent Relatives (Fair) told TheJournal.ie that the protest had been postponed, a claim the gardaí have not confirmed and another organiser has denied.
# Union flag
Violent clashes in Belfast as flag protests enter fifth night
Police officers were attacked with missiles while vehicles were damaged with hatchets and sledge hammers.
# Loyalist protest
Cross-party calls for loyalists to reconsider Dáil protest
Around 150 loyalists plan to hold a protest outside Leinster House this Saturday sarcastically calling for the Irish flag to be taken down… even though it won’t be flying.
# Belfast
Ten police officers injured in Belfast flag protest
The protests are part of an ongoing campaign against restrictions on flying the union flag at Belfast City Hall.
# Protests
Northern Ireland leaders to meet over flag clashes
The heads of the five main political parties will meet to discuss the unrest across Northern Ireland over the past two and a half weeks.