Northern Ireland

Amnesty warns Northern Ireland abuses remain hidden

A woman walks past a burning car in the centre of Belfast. Amnesty said many abuses in Northern Ireland still remain hidden. Photo: AP

Northern Ireland has failed to establish the truth about abuses committed during its civil unrest and as a result will struggle to move forward, Amnesty International warned on Thursday.

Thursday, 12 September, 2013, 3:32pm

Dozens of police injured in Belfast clashes

A Loyalist protester runs past a burning car during rioting in the centre of Belfast on Northern Ireland, Friday. Photo: AP

Dozens of police were injured in Belfast on Friday evening in clashes with pro-British Protestants protesting against a parade by Catholic republicans.

10 Aug 2013 - 6:44pm

Northern Ireland braces for Protestant marches

Loyalists watch a bonfire in the Sandy Row area of Belfast, Northern Ireland on Thursday. Photo: AP

Northern Ireland leaders appealed for calm and police braced for trouble in advance of Friday’s Protestant parades and bonfires on “the Twelfth,” an annual sectarian holiday that always inflames tensions with the Catholic minority.

12 Jul 2013 - 9:29am

Mortgage foreclosures surge in Northern Ireland

The Ardoyne area in Belfast is becoming more and more popular as the Northern Ireland economy strikes hard times. Photo: Wikipedia

Belfast retail worker Chantal McCarthy never thought she would have to find a new home at the age of 57, but her husband lost his job as a builder three years ago and their finances have since spiralled downward.

5 Jun 2013 - 4:40am 1 comment

Northern Ireland police unhurt in pipe-bomb attack

Northern Ireland police say two officers have escaped injury after two pipe bombs were thrown at their vehicle after they responded to a bogus emergency call.

28 May 2013 - 4:34pm

Northern Irish youths pelt Catholic church in latest ‘flag riots’

Loyalists react after being attacked by Nationalists throwing stones from the Nationalist Short Strand area of Belfast in Northern Ireland. Photo: EPA

Youths in Northern Ireland threw petrol bombs at police and rocks at a Catholic Church on Monday night as violence triggered by a decision not to raise the flag at Belfast city hall took on increasingly sectarian overtones.

15 Jan 2013 - 9:54am

29 police hurt during Catholic-Protestant clashes in Northern Ireland

Riot police stand next to a burned out car on Saturday night, after Loyalist protesters attacked police lines, in east Belfast, Northern Ireland. Photo: AP

Police in Northern Ireland fought day-and-night street battles with Protestant militants on Saturday, as a protest march to Belfast City Hall degenerated into riots.

13 Jan 2013 - 1:04pm

Briefs, January 13, 2013

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13 Jan 2013 - 5:47am

Bus torched, plastic bullets fired in Northern Ireland riots

Northern Ireland riot police officers confront Pro-British Loyalists who were launching fireworks, petrol bombs and rocks at Newtownabbey in Northern Ireland. Photo AFP

Police in Northern Ireland fired plastic bullets and water cannon on Friday as pro-British loyalists furious over restrictions on flying the British flag torched a bus and hurled petrol bombs at officers.

12 Jan 2013 - 3:21pm

Protesters pelt Northern Irish police with petrol bombs

Police dressed in riot gear clear Tempelmore of debris placed there by loyalist youths in Belfast. Photo: Reuters

Pro-British protesters pelted police with petrol bombs and fireworks in a sixth successive night of rioting in Northern Ireland’s capital of Belfast.

A crowd of about 100, mostly teenagers, attacked officers on Tuesday in the east of the city but police did not have to resort to water cannon and plastic baton rounds to stop the violence as was the case on Monday.

9 Jan 2013 - 3:16pm

'Shots fired' at police during fresh clashes over flag row in Northern Ireland

Burning debris blocks the Newtownards Road in East Belfast. Photo: Reuters

Police in Northern Ireland arrested a 38-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder on Saturday after reports that shots were fired at officers during fresh rioting in Belfast.

6 Jan 2013 - 10:21am

Third arrest over bomb under Northern Ireland policeman’s car

A third man was arrested in Belfast on Tuesday over the attempted murder of a police officer who found a bomb underneath his car. Photo: AP

A third man was arrested in Northern Ireland on Tuesday over the attempted murder of a police officer who found a bomb underneath his car.

2 Jan 2013 - 8:20pm

Pair arrested over bomb under Northern Ireland policeman’s car

An IRA mural in Belfast recalls Northern Ireland's troubled sectarian past. Two men were in custody on Tuesday after the attempted murder of a police officer in the province. A group calling itself the "New IRA" has claimed responsibility. Photo: AP

Two men were being held in custody in Northern Ireland on Tuesday after being arrested over the attempted murder of a police officer.

The men, aged 34 and 25, were arrested on Monday in the Belfast area, said a spokeswoman for the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).

1 Jan 2013 - 12:32pm

Briefs, 19 December, 2012

Queen Elizabeth is welcomed by David Cameron. Photo: EPA

NRA goes silent on social media

19 Dec 2012 - 4:47am

Britain apologises for 'state collusion' in lawyer Pat Finucane's murder

Patrick Finucane was murdered. Photo: Reuters

Prime Minister David Cameron said yesterday there was a "shocking" level of British state collusion in the 1989 paramilitary murder of Northern Ireland lawyer Pat Finucane.

But a year-long, 500-page review found there was no "over-arching state conspiracy" to murder Finucane, who defended high-profile members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA).

13 Dec 2012 - 5:13am