Fears of Brexit violence as armed men hijack and torch bus in Northern Ireland

Loyalists reportedly claim attack in Newtownards in which driver was held at gunpoint, according to minister Armed and masked men hijacked and set fire to a double-decker bus at dawn on Monday, fuelling fears of a fresh wave of Brexit-related violence in Northern Ireland. The charred and smouldering remains of the vehicle remained in the NewtownardsContinue reading “Fears of Brexit violence as armed men hijack and torch bus in Northern Ireland”

Former Irish PM warns countries not to make deals with Boris Johnson’s government after Dominic Cummings claims plan to ‘ditch bits’ of Brexit treaty they didn’t like

Boris Johnson’s former chief advisor claimed their plan was always to “ditch bits” of the Brexit treaty. Leo Varadkar, the former Irish PM, says this suggests the UK government negotiated in bad faith. Varadkar warned the world from making deals with a government that doesn’t “honour its agreements.” Leo Varadkar, the former Irish prime minister,Continue reading “Former Irish PM warns countries not to make deals with Boris Johnson’s government after Dominic Cummings claims plan to ‘ditch bits’ of Brexit treaty they didn’t like”

N. Irish police suspect New IRA planted bomb in officer’s car

Police in British-ruled Northern Ireland said on Tuesday they suspect that dissident Irish republican militants planted a booby-trap bomb found in the car of a part-time police officer. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said the bomb had been found on Monday in a car outside the family home of the female officer inContinue reading “N. Irish police suspect New IRA planted bomb in officer’s car”

Police pelted with petrol bombs as disorder in Northern Ireland continues

Police were pelted with petrol bombs and masonry during three hours of disorder on Friday. The PSNI have said that 14 officers were injured in the violent scenes on Friday.  The disorder took place in the Atlantic Road area of Coleraine, Derry/Londonderry, where a crowd of about 40 people, many of them wearing masks, attemptedContinue reading “Police pelted with petrol bombs as disorder in Northern Ireland continues”

Rioters ignore pleas for calm as violence flares in Belfast

Gangs of youths threw stones and fireworks at police in Belfast who hit back with water cannons as violence flared again on the streets of Northern Ireland. Unrest has erupted over the past week amid tensions over post-Brexit trade rules and worsening relations between the parties in the Protestant-Catholic power-sharing Belfast government. The latest violenceContinue reading “Rioters ignore pleas for calm as violence flares in Belfast”

White House, Taoiseach, Prime Minister and Stormont unite in call for calm following week of violence in Northern Ireland

Political leaders meet after another night of violence in Northern Ireland ‘We are gravely concerned by the scenes we have all witnessed on our streets’ Disorder flared again on Wednesday night, with a bus hijacked and burned in Belfast and clashes between loyalists and republicans at a peace line Taoiseach condemns the violence: ‘deeply concerning andContinue reading “White House, Taoiseach, Prime Minister and Stormont unite in call for calm following week of violence in Northern Ireland”

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