Belfast City Council moved into a Ballymurphy street this week to remove a towering pile of wood intended for an internment night bonfire. The pile, 15 feet in height, had been collected by local youths over the past six weeks and placed on a derelict site between two homes in Whitecliff Parade. The unstable bonfire […]
THE brother of a Ballymurphy boy who was shot in the back by a British Army sniper 35 years ago has appealed for witnesses to come forward as the Historical Enquiries Team (HET) looks into his death
AN Óglaigh na hÉireann attack on an alleged member of the Ballymurphy ‘Rat Pack’ is just the first
The destruction of a republican grave in the City Cemetery has been strongly condemned. The headstone at the resting place of Ballymurphy man Joe O’Connor, a member of the RIRA, was smashed in the early hours of Tuesday morning. It’s not the first time that the grave of the 26 year-old, who was shot dead in Ballymurphy in October 2000, has been targeted.
A WORD of caution to all those lining up to giggle at Mike Nesbitt as he prepares to spend 24 hours with a family living in straitened circumstances: Not so fast. For while a Sinn Féin member or DUP member from West or East Belfast might be laughed out of court if they suggested they were going to spend a night in Ballymurphy or Ballybeen
DISSIDENT republican groups staged a noisy protest at a meeting of the West Belfast sub group of the District Policing Partnership (DPP), accusing the PSNI of attempting to recruit informers in the Ballymurphy area. Protestors were present both inside and outside the meeting which was held in Belfast Metropolitan College’s Whiterock campus. The PSNI’s Inspector […]