Sinn Fein has called on the EU to work for a united Ireland as an alternative to a “reckless” Brexit - but unionists have responded by calling for the restoration of devolution to tackle crumbling public services.
Most of the Bloody Sunday families do not want to see Soldier F jailed if he is found guilty of two counts of murder during the fateful protest march in Londonderry in 1972, one of their leading campaigners has said.
TUV leader Jim Allister says it is “bizarre” that police may be spending resources looking into Soldier F banners, while apparently failing to probe the many illegal terror monuments around the country.
The PSNI has said it would give “due consideration” to requests from officers to take part in other types of parade, after it granted permission again for uniformed officers to go on the march in a gay pride demonstration.
At his funeral mass this morning, Archbishop Eamon Martin likened the sudden and tragic death of 17-year-old Morgan Barnard on St Patrick’s Day to the snatching away of the teenage saint himself from his family to be taken to Ireland.