- Feb 25, 2020
Irish Republican Army dissidents planted a bomb on a truck that was intended to explode on the day Britain left the European Union last week, police in Northern Ireland said Thursday.
Ireland’s elections are usually two-horse races. But this time there’s a third contender, as a party with historic links to the Irish Republican Army soars in the polls.
A prominent Catholic priest in Northern Ireland has urged Catholics to join the province’s police force, saying it is an important way to push back against growing militant violence.
Authorities in Northern Ireland say “dissident republicans” are behind an attempt to kill police officers overnight in Craigavon.
People in both Britain and Ireland are concerned about the role the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) will have in the United Kingdom’s new Conservative government. Prime Minister Theresa May will depend on the hard-line Protestant party to support her government, and no one knows what that will mean for the peace process in Northern Ireland.