Posts Tagged ‘ruc’

New Inquiry into
Omagh Bombing

A new inquiry into the Omagh bomb disaster three years after it took the lives of 29 men, women and children has been announced by the RUC. However, the RUC itself is denying allegations that it knew of the bomb two days before it was detonated by the Real IRA in August 1998. And anRead more..

The First Word:
“Dear Sir or Madam”

When Northern Ireland comes to lunch, it can be uncomfortable. It nags at complacency and the notion that everything will be okay and peace will hold, even though there are signs that say otherwise. On June 19 – a beautiful New York morning – I make my way to the Mutual of America building onRead more..

Furor Over RUC
Recruitment Campaign

Belfast: Republicans and nationalists have attacked Royal Ulster Constabulary chief Sir Ronnie Flanagan for launching a new recruiting drive before outstanding police reforms are completed, Brendan Anderson reported in The Irish Voice. Sinn Féin’s president Gerry Adams has asked young Nationalists not to join the force and to ignore an RUC advertising campaign which isRead more..

News from Ireland:
The Marching Season –
Less Violence This Year

For the first time in many years, the marching season in Northern Ireland occurs against a backdrop of relatively stable political institutions. Yet as with other years, the marches erupted into almost two weeks of rioting, hijacking, and arson throughout the state. Loyalist areas descended into a state of near anarchy as Orangemen and LoyalistRead more..