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News: Elderly community workers placed under republican threat in east Belfast 

This mornings Irish News has revealed that two elderly loyalist community workers in East Belfast have received threats from dissident groupings http://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2017/10/04/news/east-belfast-loyalists-receive-threats-as-tensions-rise-1153108/    The community workers are part of the East Belfast Community Initiative who have released the following statement:   “It is disgraceful that two elderly community workers have been threatened by republicans. This is […]

NEWS: Humiliated Sinn Fein retract bogus UVF threat allegation 

Sinn Fein’s Gerry Kelly has moved away from the earlier party position which stated as fact that the UVF was behind threats in a shared housing development in south/east Belfast.     The East Belfast Community Initiative, which mediates on behalf of ex combatants linked to east Belfast UVF, categorically dismissed the allegations of UVF involvement […]

ANALYSIS: No evidence to contradict UVF denial of shared housing ‘threat’, so who was really behind it? 

The PSNI have confirmed that they “will not speculate” as to who was behind the alleged threats to homes in a shared housing area in east Belfast.     This is a pretty solid indication that the PSNI are not laying the blame at the door of the UVF and as such it makes the prevailing […]

EBCI dimisses Sinn Fein allegation of UVF threats in east Belfast 

The East Belfast Community Initiative, which mediates on behalf of ex-combatants linked to east Belfast UVF, has responded to allegations originating from Sinn Fein that the UVF has threatened residents in a shared housing area;     “Sinn Fein, within their own comments, made clear that the PSNI did not identify the UVF when delivering these […]

NEWS: Anti-Unionist culture ‘rally’ organiser exposed as arms length Sinn Fein activist 

On Thursday’s BBC Talk Back program Dominica McGowan was in the studio raising the issue of British flags within South Belfast.     Ms McGowan was instrumental in organising a ‘shared space’ anti-culture rally which claimed at the time to be non-political and simply a gathering of concerned residents.  Many Unionists warned at the time that […]

Opinion: PSNI ‘seizure’ of UVF memorabilia is convenient politicking 

Today’s announcement of a large scale PSNI operation against individuals that are alleged to be involved in the ‘North Belfast UVF’ comes as the Red Hand Commando made an application to be de-proscribed.  This application will, of course, be a matter primarily for the Northern Ireland Office and the Secretary of State, not the Home […]

NEWS: PSNI officer arrested following Police Ombudsman receiving detailed information

A serving PSNI officer has this morning been arrested as part of an investigation into inappropriate use of social media, including leaking confidential information into live Police investigations.     The Ombudsman has received a number of detailed complaints, at least one of which included the names of officers involved.   It is also understood the […]

NEWS: Sinn Fein fury over Harp beer promotion and Irish map while public services falter

Sinn Fein’s Niall O’Donnghaile took to social media over the weekend to voice his outrage that Harp had dared to run a promotion for the Northern Ireland match, whilst not running one for the Republic of Ireland match. This comes hot on the heels of a two man Sinn Fein protest outside the Bank of […]

ANALYSIS: Howard Wells’ comments give fresh impetus to a grassroots push against IFA leadership

The extraordinary comments from Howard Wells OBE, the former CEO of the IFA, has given fresh impetus to an increasingly vibrant grassroots push for a changing of the guard at the top of local football’s governing body. Read the exclusive interview HERE It’s hard to ignore Wells, although that is exactly what the IFA press […]