- Jan 22, 2020
Authorities in Northern Ireland say “dissident republicans” are behind an attempt to kill police officers overnight in Craigavon.
Britain and Ireland are making a new push to restore Northern Ireland’s collapsed government, as politicians face mounting criticism of politicians after the killing of a journalist by a banned militant group.
Following Thursday’s deadly shooting of 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee in Londonderry in Northern Ireland, the local bishop said that while he doesn’t foresee violence in the area returning to past levels, young people in the area deserve better than conflict and bloodshed.
Brexit’s ongoing political and economic uncertainty was the focus of the St. Patrick’s Day message of Archbishop Eamon Martin, the Primate of All Ireland.
A lack of Catholic officers in Northern Ireland may require the reinstitution of recruiting quotas to keep in place one of the linchpins of the 20-year-old peace process.
Belfast’s Clonard Monastery, which straddles the infamous wall dividing Protestant and Catholic communities during “the Troubles” and which hosted the peace talks leading to the Good Friday Agreement, is perhaps the city’s most iconic symbol of hope.