OPINION: Bangor Alternatives Chairman responds to criticism of Restorative Justice practices

OPINION: Bangor Alternatives Chairman responds to criticism of Restorative Justice practices

Below is a letter submitted to the Co Down spectator by Chairman of Bangor Alternatives, Pastor Mark Gordon. The letter was submitted in response to criticisms of Restorative Justice practices carried in the paper’s 7th September edition. In response to the article ‘Living in the shadow of fear’ (Spectator 7thSeptember 2018)   Dear Editor   Having read Iain […]

NEWS: Leaked bonfire report vindicates East Belfast loyalists

NEWS: Leaked bonfire report vindicates East Belfast loyalists

The Irish News has this morning revealed the contents of a leaked report prepared by independent mediators for Belfast City Council. You can read the article HERE The contents of the report appears to vindicate and substantiate the continued assertions put forward by east Belfast loyalists, namely that they had worked tirelessly for peaceful solutions […]

EXPOSED: Unionist Voice reveals the identity of the republican named in the Kingsmill inquest as S54

EXPOSED: Unionist Voice reveals the identity of the republican named  in the Kingsmill inquest as S54

During the inquest into the Kingsmill massacre on Wednesday (5 September), the PSNI desperately sought to avoid naming ‘Micksey’ Martin as one of the key participants in the brutal and sectarian IRA murder. The PSNI argued that to name the prominent IRA terrorist would place his life in danger. Also deeply involved in the Kingsmill massacre was […]

NEWS: Large turnout for east Belfast legacy event

NEWS: Large turnout for east Belfast legacy event

There was a full house in the east Belfast Con Club as a wide range of people packed into the main room to participate in the legacy consultation and panel discussion. Despite many hoping that the event would prove to be a failure, it turned out to be a fantastic evening providing a platform for […]

OPINION: Growing anger at the PSNI witch hunt against the unionist community and our brave veterans

OPINION: Growing anger at the PSNI witch hunt against the unionist community and our brave veterans

There is growing anger within the unionist community at the increasing politicisation of the PSNI, including from many former officers who served proudly in the RUC. Unionist disenchantment with the PSNI has been building for many years, ever since the disgraceful Patton reforms that demolished the RUC, tarnished its legacy and replaced it with a […]

NEWS: Legacy debate panel announced

NEWS: Legacy debate panel announced

The evening will provide an opportunity for all those in attendance to familiarise themselves with the proposed legacy structures and also to engage in an interactive panel discussion. There will be a 10 minutes victims presentation by FRPU at the beginning, followed by the discussion. The panel will consist of the following guests; Doug Beattie MC MLA […]

VIDEO: Community express their anger at recent PSNI activity

VIDEO: Community express their anger at recent PSNI activity

The West Winds community came together today to express concern at political policing directed towards the unionist community, and specifically the area’s community hub. A petition demanding an end to the PSNI’s targeting of the community hub was signed by hundreds of people from the local area including church groups, pensioners groups and supporters who […]

NEWS: Cllr Corr-Johnston speaks to Unionist Voice and expresses her shock at abuse she received for daring to criticise Feile

NEWS: Cllr Corr-Johnston speaks to Unionist Voice and expresses her shock at abuse she received for daring to criticise Feile

Progressive Unionist Party Councillor Julie Anne Corr-Johnston has expressed her shock at the barrage of hate-filled comments and messages that she received after daring to criticise the west Belfast Feile. The Belfast City Councillor took to social media on Sunday night and posted a moderate and reasoned critique of the events taking place on the […]