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# west-belfast - Today’s News

'My father was shot in the back and murdered': Jubilant scenes as Ballymurphy families celebrate inquest verdict
# Ballymurphy Massacre
# Ballymurphy Massacre

'My father was shot in the back and murdered': Jubilant scenes as Ballymurphy families celebrate inquest verdict

Updated 1 hour ago 12,502 Views 12 Comments

Ten people, including a mother of eight and a Catholic priest, were killed in disputed shootings involving the Army in west Belfast in August 1971.

How events unfolded in Ballymurphy in August 1971
# Timeline
# Timeline

How events unfolded in Ballymurphy in August 1971

10 hours ago 13,896 Views 28 Comments

Ten people were fatally wounded in gunfire involving the British army in west Belfast over three days in August 1971.

# west-belfast - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Northern Ireland secretary quizzed for 60 minutes on Boris Johnson's 'broken' Brexit trade promises
# Brexit
# Brexit

Northern Ireland secretary quizzed for 60 minutes on Boris Johnson's 'broken' Brexit trade promises

Apr 13th 2021, 5:09 PM 35,473 Views 43 Comments

Boris Johnson was of sowing mistrust among the unionist community, and is not “a casual observer” to events in the North.

# west-belfast - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Police blast rioters with water cannon as violence flares again in Northern Ireland
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

Police blast rioters with water cannon as violence flares again in Northern Ireland

Updated Apr 8th 2021, 9:46 PM 51,835 Views 80 Comments

Stones and fireworks were thrown at police by gangs of youths in west Belfast this evening.

# west-belfast - Friday 4 December, 2020

Man injured in a Belfast suspected paramilitary punishment shooting
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

Man injured in a Belfast suspected paramilitary punishment shooting

Dec 4th 2020, 6:32 PM 11,622 Views 19 Comments

The victim was shot in both legs in the suspected terror-style attack.

# west-belfast - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Woman arrested after cocaine worth over €98,000 seized during Belfast raid targeting INLA
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

Woman arrested after cocaine worth over €98,000 seized during Belfast raid targeting INLA

Nov 19th 2020, 8:35 PM 12,561 Views 7 Comments

A spent bullet casing, drug dealing paraphernalia and mixing agent were also found.

# west-belfast - Friday 18 September, 2020

Bobby Storey funeral: Sinn Féin representatives invited to speak to police
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

Bobby Storey funeral: Sinn Féin representatives invited to speak to police

Sep 18th 2020, 1:16 PM 27,295 Views 87 Comments

A party spokesperson said that the representatives will “co-operate with the investigation”.

# west-belfast - Friday 3 July, 2020

Foster claims 'creditability of the Executive' has been undermined following O'Neill funeral controversy
# Bobby Storey
# Bobby Storey

Foster claims 'creditability of the Executive' has been undermined following O'Neill funeral controversy

Updated Jul 3rd 2020, 10:40 PM 66,196 Views 267 Comments

O’Neill, party president Mary Lou McDonald and other prominent SF members attended the funeral on Tuesday.

# west-belfast - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald and Gerry Adams join crowds at funeral of senior republican Bobby Storey
# Belfast
# Belfast

Mary Lou McDonald and Gerry Adams join crowds at funeral of senior republican Bobby Storey

Updated Jun 30th 2020, 4:57 PM 58,138 Views 174 Comments

Politicians in Northern Ireland criticised the large crowds who gathered for the funeral, despite pandemic restrictions.

# west-belfast - Sunday 28 June, 2020

Police in Northern Ireland name 28-year-old murder victim as Warren Crossan
# Belfast
# Belfast

Police in Northern Ireland name 28-year-old murder victim as Warren Crossan

Jun 28th 2020, 4:28 PM 29,875 Views 0 Comments

He was chased by two masked gunmen through streets packed with people and motorists before he was shot dead.

# west-belfast - Saturday 27 June, 2020

Man arrested over murder of Dublin criminal Robbie Lawlor shot dead in west Belfast
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

Man arrested over murder of Dublin criminal Robbie Lawlor shot dead in west Belfast

Updated Jun 27th 2020, 2:45 PM 83,155 Views 38 Comments

The incident happened this afternoon.

# west-belfast - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Suspect device left outside home of uncle of Sinn Féin MP John Finucane
# Bomb Scare
# Bomb Scare

Suspect device left outside home of uncle of Sinn Féin MP John Finucane

Feb 20th 2020, 10:49 AM 12,734 Views 33 Comments

Martin Finucane is the brother of murdered solicitor Pat.

# west-belfast - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Police believe INLA and ONH were involved in fatal shooting of man outside Belfast school
# Jim Donegan
# Jim Donegan

Police believe INLA and ONH were involved in fatal shooting of man outside Belfast school

Dec 4th 2019, 6:20 AM 13,828 Views 2 Comments

Jim Donegan (43) was gunned down outside a school in west Belfast on 4 December 2018.

# west-belfast - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Boy 'traumatised' after father shot in both ankles in front of him during west Belfast attack
# Paramilitary Style Attack
# Paramilitary Style Attack

Boy 'traumatised' after father shot in both ankles in front of him during west Belfast attack

Oct 13th 2019, 6:00 PM 21,546 Views 22 Comments

The paramilitary-style attack occurred shortly after 10.30pm when three masked men forced their way into the home.

# west-belfast - Friday 23 August, 2019

Man dragged out of car and threatened at knifepoint during Belfast hijacking
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

Man dragged out of car and threatened at knifepoint during Belfast hijacking

Aug 23rd 2019, 6:40 PM 11,199 Views 2 Comments

The incident took place as the man slowed down to go over a speed bump.

# west-belfast - Saturday 27 April, 2019

Two men arrested over fatal shooting of man outside Belfast school released unconditionally
# Jim Donegan
# Jim Donegan

Two men arrested over fatal shooting of man outside Belfast school released unconditionally

Apr 27th 2019, 11:16 AM 8,029 Views 4 Comments

Jim Donegan (43) was gunned down outside a school in west Belfast on 4 December.

# west-belfast - Sunday 24 March, 2019

Man shot in both legs in 'paramilitary style' attack in west Belfast
# ARDMONAGH PARADE
# ARDMONAGH PARADE

Man shot in both legs in 'paramilitary style' attack in west Belfast

Mar 24th 2019, 11:33 AM 14,403 Views 26 Comments

The man was shot in the Ardmonagh Parade area last night.

# west-belfast - Sunday 10 March, 2019

Family of Jean McConville 'upset and disgusted' at TV series of mother's murder
# The Disappeared
# The Disappeared

Family of Jean McConville 'upset and disgusted' at TV series of mother's murder

Mar 10th 2019, 3:43 PM 36,688 Views 16 Comments

“They will have someone pretending to be the mother we loved. I just can’t bear the thought of it.”

# west-belfast - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Evofit of suspected gunman who fatally shot man outside Belfast school released
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

Evofit of suspected gunman who fatally shot man outside Belfast school released

Feb 7th 2019, 4:37 PM 8,263 Views 5 Comments

A 63-year-old man has also been arrested in west Belfast earlier today.

# west-belfast - Friday 11 January, 2019

'We will not be intimidated': PSNI appeal for witnesses to gun attack on Sinn Féin office in Belfast
# Pat Sheehan
# Pat Sheehan

'We will not be intimidated': PSNI appeal for witnesses to gun attack on Sinn Féin office in Belfast

Jan 11th 2019, 7:37 PM 16,931 Views 21 Comments

Sinn Féin MLA Pat Sheehan said that his party will not be intimidated from providing constituency services.

# west-belfast - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

Belfast police investigating after man stabbed in neck on Christmas Day
# Belfast
# Belfast

Belfast police investigating after man stabbed in neck on Christmas Day

Dec 26th 2018, 11:28 AM 6,058 Views 1 Comment

The PSNI said it was investigating the assault that took place in the Turf Lodge area of west Belfast yesterday morning at about 11am.

# west-belfast - Friday 21 December, 2018

'A reckless act': PSNI release photos of large improvised weapon found in west Belfast
# Belfast
# Belfast

'A reckless act': PSNI release photos of large improvised weapon found in west Belfast

Dec 21st 2018, 3:00 PM 19,006 Views 13 Comments

The device was found in the Upper Dunmurry Lane area of the city.

# west-belfast - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Two men arrested in connection with fatal shooting of man outside Belfast school
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

Two men arrested in connection with fatal shooting of man outside Belfast school

Dec 6th 2018, 7:42 AM 7,717 Views 1 Comment

The shooting happened at around 3.15pm on Tuesday.

# west-belfast - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

Police release footage of gunman in Belfast murder investigation
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

Police release footage of gunman in Belfast murder investigation

Updated Dec 5th 2018, 8:47 PM 28,103 Views 14 Comments

Police told reporters that children could have been killed during the attack yesterday.

# west-belfast - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Murder probe launched after man shot dead outside school in Belfast
# PSNI
# PSNI

Murder probe launched after man shot dead outside school in Belfast

Updated Dec 4th 2018, 7:22 PM 16,465 Views 1 Comment

The incident is believed to have occurred at Glen Road beside St Mary’s Grammar School in West Belfast.

# west-belfast - Monday 26 November, 2018

Two arrested after suspected New IRA weapons and ammunition found stored above hot boiler
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

Two arrested after suspected New IRA weapons and ammunition found stored above hot boiler

Nov 26th 2018, 2:41 PM 14,366 Views 8 Comments

Some of the rounds exploded during a fire which caused significant danger to local residents who were in the area.

# west-belfast - Friday 16 November, 2018

Weapons believed to belong to the New IRA explode in back garden boiler fire
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

Weapons believed to belong to the New IRA explode in back garden boiler fire

Nov 16th 2018, 3:13 PM 27,596 Views 26 Comments

“This is simply reckless and shows a total disregard for the safety of the local residents.”

# west-belfast - Monday 20 August, 2018

Sinn Féin Belfast offices targeted in overnight arson attack
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

Sinn Féin Belfast offices targeted in overnight arson attack

Aug 20th 2018, 11:17 AM 10,621 Views 18 Comments

The PSNI said a fire was reported at around 4.50am.

# west-belfast - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Man arrested after explosive attack on Gerry Adams' home
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

Man arrested after explosive attack on Gerry Adams' home

Jul 18th 2018, 7:52 AM 13,852 Views 56 Comments

The man is being held on suspicion of criminal damage.

# west-belfast - Saturday 14 July, 2018

Gerry Adams says he doesn't know who attacked his home but he wants to speak with them
# Violence
# Violence

Gerry Adams says he doesn't know who attacked his home but he wants to speak with them

Updated Jul 14th 2018, 12:43 PM 58,881 Views 135 Comments

Sinn Féin has said Adams’ home and that of party member Bobby Storey were attacked with explosive devices.

# west-belfast - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Police investigating the murder of a man in front of his family make arrest
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

Police investigating the murder of a man in front of his family make arrest

Feb 21st 2018, 10:16 PM 7,734 Views 2 Comments

The man was arrested in the Poleglass area of West Belfast under the Terrorism Act earlier today.

# west-belfast - Friday 16 February, 2018

Dissident republicans believed to have been behind murder of man in Belfast
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

Dissident republicans believed to have been behind murder of man in Belfast

Feb 16th 2018, 7:53 AM 9,791 Views 27 Comments

Raymond Johnston (28) was shot dead in his living room in front of his partner and 11-year-old child on Tuesday evening.

# west-belfast - Friday 13 October, 2017

Man charged with 'preventing the lawful burial of a body' in case of Belfast woman found dead two years later
# Belfast
# Belfast

Man charged with 'preventing the lawful burial of a body' in case of Belfast woman found dead two years later

Oct 13th 2017, 8:12 AM 29,630 Views 0 Comments

The family of 68-year-old Marie Conlon yesterday said they are ‘shocked and heartbroken’ at her loss.

# west-belfast - Friday 21 July, 2017

Female pensioner arrested after 74-year-old man scammed out of thousands of pounds
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

Female pensioner arrested after 74-year-old man scammed out of thousands of pounds

Jul 21st 2017, 8:20 AM 14,531 Views 6 Comments

The man had been the victim of a scam involving alleged Ministry of Justice bank charges.

# west-belfast - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Man who claimed he found gun and explosives in a cemetery jailed for terrorism offences
# Belfast
# Belfast

Man who claimed he found gun and explosives in a cemetery jailed for terrorism offences

Jul 6th 2017, 4:25 PM 7,386 Views 1 Comment

He was also handed a 15 year notification order.

# west-belfast - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

'They're pretending to be a police service': PSNI strongly condemns recent Belfast shootings
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

'They're pretending to be a police service': PSNI strongly condemns recent Belfast shootings

Jan 18th 2017, 7:58 PM 8,370 Views 12 Comments

“The only police service in west Belfast is the Police Service of Northern Ireland.”

# west-belfast - Saturday 16 July, 2016

Police investigating shooting at house where child was present
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

Police investigating shooting at house where child was present

Jul 16th 2016, 12:46 PM 9,927 Views 4 Comments

No one was injured in the incident.

# west-belfast - Sunday 1 May, 2016

Man attacked with hammer as he left graveyard
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

Man attacked with hammer as he left graveyard

May 1st 2016, 10:22 AM 12,866 Views 17 Comments

The attack happened in Belfast city on Thursday.

# west-belfast - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Number of shots fired through front door of flat
# Forfar Street
# Forfar Street

Number of shots fired through front door of flat

Mar 8th 2016, 11:02 AM 15,316 Views 4 Comments

Police are now investigating a motive for the shooting.

# west-belfast - Friday 19 February, 2016

Police appeal for public help three months after man shot in the head with shotgun
# West Belfast
# West Belfast

Police appeal for public help three months after man shot in the head with shotgun

Feb 19th 2016, 6:37 AM 5,039 Views 0 Comments

The man survived the shooting but is still in a critical condition in hospital.

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