Arch vandalised ahead of parade

By Staff Reporter

T he orange arch in Glengormley was vandalised this week hours before it was officially opened during a loyalist parade. Republican slogans were painted on to the arch in the middle of the village. The incident happened a few hours before the mini Twelfth parade when hundreds of loyalists descended in Glengormley.

Phil Hamilton from the Progressive Unionist Party said there has been much good cross community work in the area.

“This was a deliberate attempt by some to raise tensions in the area,” he said

“There has been great talks and work carried out in the area between both sides and we don’t want a small minority of people to derail that.

“There has been so much good work going on and we don’t want it to be ruined by a small few who want to vandalise.”

Tags: , , ,

Master blaster misses the point… again

“That’s terrible,” said Peter Sheehan as he sat in the Bridge Bar and Grill in Glengormley watching the Munster hurling […]

Bring the sweet bird song back to your garden

If only workmen weren’t so damned professional nowadays, our birdlife would be in better shape. When Dúlra was a youngster, […]

Why Dave and Enda must now take action

WITH the obscenities that are happening in Gaza, it’s an effort to wrench attention back to our own tormented situation. […]

Nature bestows its bounty on our birdlife

MAYBE it’s something to do with growing older, with the knowledge incrementally increasing with each day that you’ll not be […]

Why do loyal wee Ulster’s sportsmen get the best and worst of both worlds?

RORY McIlroy – or Rory McIlbhoy as he’s now referred to in the Twaddell caravan – probably thought he had […]

A vital change

THEY say it was a peaceful Twelfth. That   children’s faces painted with offensive slogans, marchers breaking the law, verbal and […]