News / UK by Press Association 02/04/2018, 4:54 pm Updated: 02/04/2018, 5:00 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Dozens of petrol bombs were hurled at police vehicles during a republican parade in Londonderry. Heavy masonry was used to smash the windows of Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) vehicles in the nationalist Creggan estate. Flames also ignited around the heavily armoured whitewashed Land Rovers. Sporadic trouble continued for around two hours on Monday. Republicans mark the anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising every year. Police warned demonstrators that it was an illegal parade. Foyle Democratic Unionist Assembly member Gary Middleton said: “This was an unregistered parade and today the scenes coming from the Creggan area have been totally disgraceful. “People in paramilitary-style uniform is wrong and the continued glorification of terrorism is abhorrent. “Nobody has a desire … [Read more...] about Petrol bombs thrown at police vehicles during Easter Rising parade
0 Comments Sinn Fein wants Irish unity referendum within five years, O’Neill tells Easter Rising rally BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Michelle O'Neill has called for an Irish unity referendum within five years. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/sinn-fein-wants-irish-unity-referendum-within-five-years-oneill-tells-easter-rising-rally-36764576.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article36764574.ece/82ac5/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-04-02_new_39774131_I1.JPG Email Michelle O'Neill has called for an Irish unity referendum within five years. Addressing republicans at an Easter Rising commemoration in Belfast's Milltown Cemetery, the Sinn Fein vice president said: "Ending partition has now taken on a new dynamic because of Brexit. "Brexit exposes the undemocratic nature of partition. "Sinn Fein believes there should be a referendum vote on Irish unity within the next five years." Her wide-ranging speech also touched on the Good Friday … [Read more...] about Sinn Fein wants Irish unity referendum within five years, O’Neill tells Easter Rising rally
President Michael D Higgins has led commemorations marking the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin. He was joined by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at a military ceremony on O'Connell Street. The annual ceremony involved prayers of remembrance and the laying of a wreath by the president. Air Corps Captain Sean McCarthy read out a copy of the Proclamation on the steps on the GPO where the rebellion against British rule began 102 years ago. Although on a smaller scale than the centenary events of two years ago, O'Connell Street was thronged with thousands of onlookers including relatives of the 1916 leaders. A number of government ministers and former president Mary McAleese also attended the event which culminated with an Air Corps fly past. It was also reported that Fr Joseph Mallin, the last surviving child of a rebel leader, Michael Mallin, had died in Hong Kong on Sunday morning. Separate commemorative events were also held at Glasnevin Cemetery. Minister for arts, heritage and the Gaeltacht … [Read more...] about President Higgins leads commemorations to mark 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin.
0 Comments President leads commemorations marking the 1916 Easter Rising BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Michael D Higgins has led commemorations marking the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/president-leads-commemorations-marking-the-1916-easter-rising-36763888.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/article36763885.ece/8252c/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_cc6399fb-7749-4537-9b55-5a67ee6f4e12_1 Email Michael D Higgins has led commemorations marking the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin. The Irish President was joined by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at a military ceremony on O’Connell Street. The annual ceremony involved prayers of remembrance and the laying of a wreath by the President. At noon the National Flag will be lowered and the 1916 Proclamation will be read by an Officer from the @[email protected] will then lay a wreath to commemorate those who died in 1916. A minute’s silence will be … [Read more...] about President leads commemorations marking the 1916 Easter Rising
THOUSANDS of republicans are set to attend Easter parades across the north this weekend to mark the 102nd anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. One of the largest parades is expected to be in west Belfast on Sunday and organised by National Graves Association Belfast. Assembling at Beechmount Avenue at 1.30pm, those taking part in the parade will make their way to Milltown Cemetery where the party’s northern leader Michelle O’Neill will address the crowd. Falls Cultural Society and IRA ‘D’ Company will also hold a parade assembling at Barrack Street at 11.30am before marchers make their way to the Garden of Remembrance on the Falls Road where speeches will be made and wreaths laid. The IRSP will gather at the Dunville Park on the Falls Road at 11am before proceeding to Milltown Cemetery where spokesman Ciaran Cunningham will give an address. That march will be followed by the Worker’s Party parade which assembles at Beechmount Avenue at 2.30pm before … [Read more...] about Thousands of republicans set to mark Easter Rising anniversary