Heading for Arbitration- The Amateur League football dispute explained

Heading for Arbitration- The Amateur League football dispute explained

By Jamie Bryson @JamieBrysonCPNI There has been much discussion around the ongoing dispute between the Northern Amateur Football League (NAFL)  and Donaghadee Football Club in relation to the conclusion of season 2019/20. A significant amount of this discussion is uninformed, and fundamentally misunderstands the issues in dispute. Therefore, this article seeks to provide a simple […]

ANALYSIS: Questions over IFA Appeals Panel impartiality as absurd NAFL decision set to be appealed

ANALYSIS: Questions over IFA Appeals Panel impartiality as absurd NAFL decision set to be appealed

By Jamie Bryson The ‘independent’ IFA Appeals Panel decision, issued some 13 weeks after it was lodged, is one of the most irrational and legally unintelligible decisions that you are ever likely to see rendered by any quasi-judicial appeals panel. The author, Adam Wood, with which the other two (unknown) panel members apparently agree, quite […]

EXCLUSIVE: Potentially multiple breaches of security licensing at Storey’s funeral – PSNI must investigate

EXCLUSIVE: Potentially multiple breaches of security licensing at Storey’s funeral – PSNI must investigate

Editor@UnionistVoice.com @JamieBrysonCPNI It appears that the security provided at the funeral of Bobby Storey may have been in contravention of the law as set out in the Private Security Industry Act 2001 (‘the 2001 Act’). Belfast City Council state that persons appointed by the family would be “on site to assist the family in ensuring […]

Further questions over Storey’s IRA funeral- It isn’t going away, you know

Editor@UnionistVoice.com @JamieBrysonCPNI Let us begin by dissecting Belfast City Council’s (BCC) own statement. In the first paragraph the statement says that following the emergency change to permit 30 persons to gather outside that this permitted the Council to “offer this as an option for mourners”. Belfast City Council did not offer this option for mourners, […]

Sunday World issue a clarification after exploitative and inaccurate ‘vigilante’ article

Sunday World issue a clarification after exploitative and inaccurate ‘vigilante’ article

A statement has been issued by JWB Consultancy who represented the complainants in the case, Mr David English and two local businessmen. Statement on behalf of Mr David English and two other local businessmen following Sunday World clarification “On 7 June 2020 the Sunday World published a malicious, exploitative and entirely inappropriate interview with an […]

UWOs will likely be deployed in a partisan manner reflecting post-98 political policing

UWOs will likely be deployed in a partisan manner reflecting post-98 political policing

Editor@UnionistVoice.com @JamieBrysonCPNI The introduction of Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWO) has been widely welcomed across the political spectrum. The draconian investigative tool has been subjected to little scrutiny; its invasive nature obscured by a ‘the ends justify the means’ approach to tackling crime. That, however, is a dangerous path to go down. UWOs provide extreme draconian […]

Lower North Belfast Concerned Residents respond to the pro-nationalist media narrative in relation to Grove

Lower North Belfast Concerned Residents respond to the pro-nationalist media narrative in relation to Grove

Statement by Lower North Belfast Concerned Residents   In the recent week’s residents living in the communities that border the Grove Playing Fields have been subjected to recurrent spates of sectarian abuse which has conveniently been downplayed by those who seek to disregard this. There have been several false accusations made by several Social Media […]

Attorney General challenges the legality of the Parades Commission’s actions

The office of the Attorney General for Northern Ireland has written to the Parades Commission informing them they must consider the application put in by Dervock Young Defenders Flute Band. The Commission has unlawfully rejected a number of applications for small parades. In a letter dated 11 June the Office of the Attorney General informed […]

The Herald’s ridiculous article attacking Rangers and Linfield should not go unchallenged

The Herald’s ridiculous article attacking Rangers and Linfield should not go unchallenged

@JamieBrysonCPNI Editor@UnionistVoice.com The Herald piece begins with the assertion the 2020/21 Linfield away kit resembles a UVF 1912 flag. That organisation later went on to fight in the First World War as the 36th Ulster Division. They weren’t a ‘terrorist’ organisation, either in law or in reality. Notwithstanding this, the writer brazenly continues to describe […]

Charity Commission promote their legal advisor- only weeks after scathing High Court judgment

Charity Commission promote their legal advisor- only weeks after scathing High Court judgment

Editor@UnionistVoice.com @JamieBrysonCPNI From 2013-2019 Sarah Finnegan, a qualified Barrister, was legal advisor to the Charity Commission. In this period the Commission was operating unlawfully, with their statutory powers delegated to senior members of staff, none of whom were legally qualified. This led to an incredible situation whereby draconian powers were being arbitrarily deployed by commission […]