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New IRA admits murder of journalist Lyra McKee, offers sincere apologies
“In the course of attacking the enemy Lyra McKee was tragically killed while standing beside enemy forces," the statement said.
“On Thursday night, following an incursion on the Creggan by heavily armed British crown forces which provoked rioting, the IRA deployed our volunteers to engage,” it said.
It said: “The Derry 1916 Commemoration Committee have opted to cancel this Easter Monday’s annual Easter Commemoration as a mark of respect for the tragic and accidental killing of Lyra McKee.
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Derry riots leave one journalist dead
Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton said the New IRA "are likely to be the ones behind this" and detectives have started a murder inquiry.Hm... But on what ground would they murder a journalist? This is strange, it doesn't fit.
Mobile phone footage taken by a bystander during Thursday night's rioting appears to show a masked gunman crouching down on the street and opening fire with a handgun.My condolences to the bereaved, this is a horrible tragedy that should've never happened in the first place.
She was a journalist of "courage, style and integrity" and a "woman of great commitment and passion", said the union's Séamus Dooley.
Dissident republican activity has been increasing of late, with police in Northern Ireland fearful of a spate of violent incidents marking the anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising.These riots need to control themselves a lot better. To murder journalist is a reckless deed that only displaces cowardry and a terrorist tendency. You must not murder those who don't side with anyone but only are there to exhibit what is going on. To murder them shows you are unsupportable, that you're a monster without any sense of empathy.
Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley said the "intolerable actions" of those behind Ms McKee's murder were "rejected by the overwhelming majority of people who want to build a peaceful and more prosperous future for everyone in Northern Ireland".Including a reunion with its homeland to prevent further riots from happening, to really and intentionally recover peace in the North? That'd be great.
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ATM thefts increase in Northern Ireland
In tactics similar to previous attacks, the thieves used a digger stolen from a nearby work site to rip the ATM from the wall.This story would only become more bizarre when the thieves committed this far-from-silent action in broad daylight. But of course, they didn't. Still, I wouldn't have believed that in times of fewer uses of cash, people would still go after ATMs.
Police Service of Northern Ireland Detective Inspector Richard Thornton said: “Unfortunately, the public and the business community are today waking to the news that another ATM has been stolen; that another business has been targeted by these brazen thieves.Well, I guess that especially paramilitaries do this, or radicla left-wingers. Still, both of them might use this practice to finance the soon-to-come revival of the Troubles. Guns and carbombs don't pay themselves.
He said: “As in all of these ATM thefts, the actions of these criminals have not only caused immediate financial harm to the business targeted, but they have understandably caused fear in the community and impacted upon a vital service many local people rely on.
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May deliberately places «Festival of Britain» in year of the Irish civil war's 100th anniversary
What is now the Irish republic became the Irish Free State in 1922, while Northern Ireland remained part of the UK. A civil war erupted among Irish nationalists over the remaining links with Britain and raged for a year. Sunder Katwala, the report’s author, said: “Holding a festival of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 2022, on the centenary of Ireland’s partition and civil war, would be the worst possible timing. It is only likely to heighten tensions between communities – and that’s before we know Brexit’s implications for the border. Right across the UK, a festival so closely associated with Brexit may only reinforce divides when it could be bridging them.”I don't even believe that her announcement in this centenary event was a simple coincidence. I mean, why would you announce to hold such a festival in three years, where suddenly, public figures have to remind her that it would correlate with the 100th anniversary of the Irish Civil War that led to the first Irish Free State? Even if she forgot about it and therefore stumbled over an embarassing fauxpas, it would be shameful for the English PM, since their two countries' history is historically itnerwoven. How many mistakes could she do until she realised it was time for her to go?
“There is going to be a lot of rebuilding to do in Anglo-Irish relations, which had been put on a completely new footing over the last 20 years and were then trashed by the Brexiters over the last couple of years,” he said. “An example is their constant attacks on [Irish prime minister Leo] Varadkar for hostility when all he is doing is protecting the interests of the Irish people. I fear it will take years to put this right.”I would rather say that it'll take centuries once a hard border should appear on Irish soil.
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He won several competitions, including the prestigious All-Ireland Fiddle Championship in the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. His recordings included his arrangement of The Coolin (An Chúileann), the beautiful, ancient slow air he played when he won the championship in 1981. As a teacher he passed on his skills to several generations of musicians and artists. #Folkmusic #Country #Culture #Music #Ireland #Europe #Worldnews
Somebody Marked Thatcher’s Grave as a Public Restroom ! LMAO
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Young people under disenchantment with politics have to stand up for Europe
The number of MEPs will reduce from 751 to 705. Ireland will increase its number from 11 to 13, and unless Britain’s self-harming departure from the EU is reversed, which is highly unlikely, Ireland will be the only English-speaking country in the EU.
Right now the pollofpolls.eu site has the EPP at 178, S&D at 137, ALDE at 94, the ECR at 63, the ENF at 59, GUE/NGL at 48, the Greens/EFA at 44, EFDD at 32, new unaffiliated group candidates at 42 plus eight non-inscrits (also unattached to groups.)
In 2014, turnout for the elections across the EU was the lowest ever, a pathetic 42.54 per cent. Populist and right-wing candidates excelled in those elections. The turnout gap between young and older voters is pronounced – 51 per cent of people aged 55+ voted; 28 per cent aged between 18 and 24 voted. The Irish youth turnout fell below even that paltry average, a grim 21 per cent.
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Screen time has little effect on the psychological wellbeing of teenagers, regardless of whether they use devices for hours a day or just before bedtime, according to a study by researchers at Oxford University.
The research, based on analysis of the screen use of more than 17,000 teenagers across Ireland, the US and the UK, found use of screens before bedtime was completely unrelated to psychological wellbeing, and screen time more generally had a “minuscule” effect on wellbeing in teenagers when compared with other activities in an adolescent’s life. #Children #Health #Technology #UKnews #Ireland #USnews #Society #Internet #Europe #Worldnews
Racist lawyer spat into flight attendant's face after racist tirade
Judge Nicholas Wood, sentencing at Isleworth Crown Court in the UK, told Simone Burns: "The experience of a drunk and irrational person in the confines of an aircraft is frightening, not least on a long-haul flight and poses a potential risk to safety."Why the hell did she have to be drunk and Irish? This is such a cliché. Of course not the fact that she was racist, this is rather unusual, but the fact that she was drunk, on a flight, and she even is a lawyer, a business that is required a tad more decency, at least to my understanding. God damn, there are things I wish I had never read in my life.
Burns (50), who is known as Simone O Broin, of First Avenue, Hove, sat quietly in the dock as she was sentenced to six months for being drunk on an aircraft and two months for assault.Can we assume that she didn't bring her own booze with her? Because then, she cannot be told guilty on her own misdemeanour, because she probably was served the alcohol by the flight attendant, which means that they could've said that she will no longer be served any more alcohol. I mean, bartenders have the same duty: To not serve any more alcohol to a customer when it can be recognised that the customer is on the verge to being drunk.
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#gemma banned not allowed to speak #censored
Uproar as #Anti-Corruption #Ireland #Sligo meeting cancelled at last minute - Ocean FM
The organiser of the Anti-Corruption Ireland campaign, Gemma O’Doherty, says she won’t be put down by bullies or threats, after a planned public meeting at Coolera House in Sligo last evening was cancelled, following protests. The meeting went ahead outside the premises, but the ACI’s appearance in ...
EXCLUSIVE - #Gemma O'Doherty's #Banned #Cork City Meeting - #Street #Interviews & More.
Leftest Brownshirts shut down Gemma O'Doherty's Anti Corruption #Ireland meeting in Cork. I was there and spoke to some of the Hopeful attendees who were there to support Gemma and find out what she had to say. All were disappointed but still hopeful for the future of #AntiCorruptionIreland. Many go...