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# Sectarianism

Last year
# Sectarianism
'This is xenophobic abuse James McClean is getting every single week and nothing is done'
Treatment of the Irish player ‘does make you question whether sectarianism is taken as seriously as all the other abuses that go on.”
All time
# Sectarianism
Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke calls out Rangers fans for 'Fenian bastard' chants
‘Where are we living in? The dark ages?’
# Criticism
'A step too far' - Kilmarnock striker Boyd blasts Celtic fans after being hit by a coin
‘We’re led to believe they’re the greatest fans in the world,’ said the former Rangers man after yesterday’s defeat to the Hoops.
# Marching Season
Unionists condemn 'evil' Swastika flown near Loyalist bonfire
The incident came one day after graffiti threatening to “crucify” Catholics in Belfast.
# tensions rising
Anti-IRA chants are not illegal, says English football supporters' organisation
It was reported that many of England’s 2,000 fans took part in abusive chanting during Tuesday’s friendly against Italy in Turin.
# In the dock
GAA President - 'We abhor any form of abuse of our players, whether it be racial or sectarian'
‘We abhor any form of abuse of our players,’ says GAA President Liam O’Neill.
# Mea Culpa
Gerry Adams says sorry for calling some unionists 'b******s'
He made the comment at a meeting in Enniskillen.
# Toilet Humour
'Curry my yoghurt’ DUP MP says he would treat Irish Language Act 'like toilet paper'
Gregory Campbell also joked about his earlier controversial comments.
# file prepared
Mother of child with "Kill All Taigs" painted on her face may be prosecuted
New pictures have also emerged appearing to show the child’s cheeks being painted by an unknown woman.
# Orange Order
Another Orange Hall has been destroyed by a fire in Co Donegal
Arsonists also tried to burn down a Presbyterian church in the same town.
# some men just want to watch the world burn
'Nothing republican about it' - Martin McGuinness leads outrage over Orange Hall burning
The Taoiseach said the recent attacks were “utterly unwarranted acts of criminality.”
# Hate Crimes
Sectarian graffiti daubed on two churches
The PSNI says it is investigating whether the two attacks are linked.
# Sectarianism
Police investigating after "Kill All Taigs" facepainted on five-year-old goes viral
The incident has been described as “utterly depressing and shocking”.
# Sing a Song
Unionists angry as rebel song cracks UK Top 40
The song was recorded to protest a Scottish government decision to make singing it at football matches illegal.
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis
Praise for Panti as SF told: ‘Sectarianism is no different to racism, sexism or homophobia’
The recent homophobia controversy, the peace process, and the economy were all discussed at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in Wexford today.
# Peace Process
NI First Minister Peter Robinson hails GAA for its role in peace-building
The DUP leader was speaking at Queen’s University Belfast where he also condemned recent shootings by by the UVF and republican dissidents.
# Sectarianism
Sectarianism "is alive" in Dublin's Church of Ireland community - Archbishop
Church of Ireland Archbishop Of Dublin Michael Jackson says that there remains a “a deeply dug in antagonism to difference” within the church community.
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.
# Nigeria
Gang in police uniforms kills 21 people at Nigerian mosque
The attack is thought to be the latest in a long and bloody conflict between Christian and Muslim mobs.
# The Troubles
Taoiseach to meet families of 1976 Kingsmill Massacre victims
Ten men were killed when they were taken from a minibus and shot in 1976, apparently merely for being Protestant.
# Terrorism
Would-be bombers jailed for Celtic campaign
Two men in their forties have received prison terms for sending parcel bombs to public figures and groups associated with Celtic FC, including manager Neil Lennon.
# Sectarianism
Grimley ban reduced to four weeks
The controversial ban of Armagh selector Paul Grimley for “threatening behaviour” was commuted to four weeks last night following a review by the GAA’s Central Hearings Committee.
Sectarian storm: Armagh complain of 'racist' abuse towards players
‘The chanting of “God Save the Queen” and malign taunting of “British B*****d” has no place either on or off the field of play. This is provocation in the extreme,’ said Armagh statement.
# Northern Ireland
New £2m fund to bring down Belfast's 'peace walls'
An independent international fund is putting up £2m to bring about the conditions allowing Northern Ireland’s ‘peace walls’ to fall.
# Sectarianism
Catholic film extra teen 'left for dead' after sectarian attack
James Turley, 18, was working as an extra on a movie set when he was dumped semi-unconscious into a wheelie bin.
# Iraq
Iraqi government calls for arrest of its own vice-president
The Shia-dominated government has accused a Sunni vice-president of running a hit squad assassinating senior officials.
Column: Addressing the legacies of Northern Ireland's past and contributing to the future
Dominic Hannigan explains why former members of Northern Ireland’s fiercest paramilitary organisations are being invited to speak to TDs at Leinster House today.
# Northern Ireland
Cameron rules out inquiry into 1989 murder of Belfast solicitor
The British government rules out an inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane, after his family met with David Cameron today.
# Hammer Attack
Toddler injured as gang attack house with hammers
A group of men attacked the home in east Belfast last night in what is thought to be a sectarian incident.
# Gusty Spence
Former UVF leader Gusty Spence dead at 78
Spence, who was jailed for the murder of a Catholic man in the sixties, later was at the forefront of the UVF ceasefire.
# Neil Lennon
Man due in court over Neil Lennon hate websites
The Celtic boss has been subjected to a sectarian hate campaign.
# Northern Ireland
Petrol bombs thrown at police in Portadown riots
Police were attacked by masked youths at the sectarian flashpoint of Corcrain Road in the Co Armagh town.
# Belfast
UVF blamed for Belfast violence as police fear further tensions
UVF loyalists are blamed for orchestrating the violence, but republicans may be responsible for shooting a photographer.
# The Troubles
Families of 1976 Kingsmills Massacre victims demand public inquiry
An official inquiry blames the IRA for the death of 10 Protestant textile workers in one of the bloodiest Troubles killings.
# Belfast
Sectarian violence flares up in East Belfast
# Sectarianism
Bill aimed at reducing sectarianism in Scottish football to be published
Tough new prison terms will be part of the bill being published in the Scottish parliament.
# Northern Ireland
Man shot in ankle in 'punishment-style' Belfast shooting
A 22-year-old is wounded in Saunderson Court in North Belfast, while a 20-year-old is separately shot in Tyrone.
# Scotland
Man charged over mid-match assault on Neil Lennon
Edinburgh police arrest a man who emerged from the stands and attacked the Celtic boss during last night’s match with Hearts.
# Sectarianism
NI parcel bomb linked to Neil Lennon campaign
A suspected parcel bomb, addressed to a nationalist group in Scotland, is intercepted in Northern Ireland.
Celtic boss Neil Lennon targeted in parcel-bomb attack
Three devices – sent to Lennon, his lawyers and a senior politician – were all viable explosive devices, Scottish police say.