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.
The Republican Network for Unity (RNU) has dismissed claims they were behind the erection of republican flags in Glengormley over the Easter period. A spokesman for RNU said they have no knowledge of, and did not give permission to any member, to erect tricolours or the starry plough on lampposts on the Antrim Road and O’Neill Road in Glengormley.
A LOCAL man has accused the PSNI of “character assassination” after he was arrested and released without charge. Speaking from his Springhill