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Dublin: 8 °C Tuesday 31 March, 2020

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From TheJournal.ie Foster blames Varadkar for 'setting precedent' with comments that could stoke loyalist violence Loyalists

Foster blames Varadkar for 'setting precedent' with comments that could stoke loyalist violence

Foster told PA that some loyalists were contemplating violent resistance to any Brexit deal.

From TheJournal.ie Two fire crews attacked while responding to bonfire incidents in the North The Twelfth

Two fire crews attacked while responding to bonfire incidents in the North

The fire service responded to around 40 bonfire-related incidents last night.

From TheJournal.ie Jeremy Corbyn is being attacked in the UK press over his 'refusal to directly condemn the IRA' Not Backing Down

Jeremy Corbyn is being attacked in the UK press over his 'refusal to directly condemn the IRA'

The pro-Tory papers have not been kind to the Labour leader today despite the fact he condemned all violence.

From TheJournal.ie Margaret Thatcher wanted to crush Loyalist strikers just like she did the miners Belfast Bunfight

Margaret Thatcher wanted to crush Loyalist strikers just like she did the miners

The UK Prime Minister was determined not to let them take down the Anglo-Irish Agreement.

From TheJournal.ie Man charged with attempted murder after car was driven into pedestrians Twelfth Of July

Man charged with attempted murder after car was driven into pedestrians

A 16-year-old girl was also hurt when a car ploughed into pedestrians.

From TheJournal.ie Unionists condemn 'evil' Swastika flown near Loyalist bonfire Marching Season

Unionists condemn 'evil' Swastika flown near Loyalist bonfire

The incident came one day after graffiti threatening to “crucify” Catholics in Belfast.

From TheJournal.ie The British government still has unreleased files on Ireland's worst terrorist attack Anniversary

The British government still has unreleased files on Ireland's worst terrorist attack

34 people lost their lives in the coordinated attack 41 years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Two injured during anti-internment parade in Belfast Clashes

Two injured during anti-internment parade in Belfast

One officer and a members of the public sustained minor injuries in the parade which saw thousands take to the streets.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Friday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about who got what job in the Cabinet, the 12th of July parades and the future of the Poolbeg chimneys…

From TheJournal.ie Why was the Afghan government asked to ban Facebook? Ban

Why was the Afghan government asked to ban Facebook?

It’s all to do with the presidential election.

From TheJournal.ie Police call for calm as threat issued to Belfast schools Northern Ireland

Police call for calm as threat issued to Belfast schools

A man claiming to represent the Red Hand Defenders issued the threat, according to the Irish News.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested on suspicion of terrorist activity in Carrickfergus Belfast Flag Protests

Man arrested on suspicion of terrorist activity in Carrickfergus

The 42-year-old was arrested by officers investigating the Union Jack flag protests. To date, over 180 people have been charged as part of the investigation.

From TheJournal.ie Martin McGuinness: The past few weeks have not been good for Northern Ireland Tensions

Martin McGuinness: The past few weeks have not been good for Northern Ireland

The Deputy First Minister also criticised the DUP – his coalition partner – for abandoning plans to develop the Maze prison into a conflict resolution centre.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I hope my son never lives through the kind of violent history I did Opinion

Column: I hope my son never lives through the kind of violent history I did

Recent violence on the streets of Belfast filled me with despair; we need to teach our children respect for each other’s identity and traditions to avoid passing on the failures of the past, writes Peter Osborne.

From TheJournal.ie In pics: Orange Order parade stopped from entering Ardoyne Orangemen This post contains images

In pics: Orange Order parade stopped from entering Ardoyne

PSNI stopped the parade on the Woodvale Road, one kilometre outside Ardoyne.

From TheJournal.ie Appeals for calm in Belfast ahead of Orange Order parade Parade

Appeals for calm in Belfast ahead of Orange Order parade

The parade is due to take place at 2.30pm today.

From TheJournal.ie Column: There's a case for a United Ireland but it doesn't lie in voodoo economics Opinion

Column: There's a case for a United Ireland but it doesn't lie in voodoo economics

If we want to end the partition between the Republic and Northern Ireland, then we need to embrace some realistic solutions for the economic future, writes David McCann.

From TheJournal.ie Vince Vaughn has made a film about the Northern Ireland murals... Art Of Conflict

Vince Vaughn has made a film about the Northern Ireland murals...

… yes, really. (And you can watch it on tv from today).

From TheJournal.ie Two journalists receive death threats from paramilitaries Press Freedom

Two journalists receive death threats from paramilitaries

There has been condemnation of the threats against the two unidentified journalists who are based in Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Timeline: How the flags drama unfolded in Northern Ireland Protests

Timeline: How the flags drama unfolded in Northern Ireland

It began with a vote and ended with burnt-out offices, dozens of injuries and arrests, and a sense that a fragile peace had been disrupted.

From TheJournal.ie PSNI officers meet with loyalists in bid to end protests Flags

PSNI officers meet with loyalists in bid to end protests

Senior officers met with the Ulster People’s Forum over the protests which have been ongoing for almost two months.

From TheJournal.ie Column: We need new ideas to solve the flag issue in Belfast Opinion

Column: We need new ideas to solve the flag issue in Belfast

Innovative ideas are needed to solve the crisis in the North, writes Steve Wrenn, who says we need to think outside the box and compromise.

From TheJournal.ie Adams: The vast majority of the Belfast protests are illegal Violence

Adams: The vast majority of the Belfast protests are illegal

Gerry Adams said most of the protests are being organised by the BNP, the UVF and criminal elements, and need to end.

From TheJournal.ie More violence in Northern Ireland as Union flag protests continue In Pictures

More violence in Northern Ireland as Union flag protests continue

Petrol bombs, fireworks and other missiles have been thrown at police in Belfast and Carrickfergus.

From TheJournal.ie Loyalist activist says Dublin protest has been postponed Loyalist Protest

Loyalist activist says Dublin protest has been postponed

Pastor Barry Halliday of Families Acting for Innocent Relatives (Fair) told TheJournal.ie that the protest had been postponed, a claim the gardaí have not confirmed and another organiser has denied.

From TheJournal.ie Violent clashes in Belfast as flag protests enter fifth night Union Flag

Violent clashes in Belfast as flag protests enter fifth night

Police officers were attacked with missiles while vehicles were damaged with hatchets and sledge hammers.

From TheJournal.ie Cross-party calls for loyalists to reconsider Dáil protest Loyalist Protest

Cross-party calls for loyalists to reconsider Dáil protest

Around 150 loyalists plan to hold a protest outside Leinster House this Saturday sarcastically calling for the Irish flag to be taken down… even though it won’t be flying.

From TheJournal.ie Ten police officers injured in Belfast flag protest Belfast

Ten police officers injured in Belfast flag protest

The protests are part of an ongoing campaign against restrictions on flying the union flag at Belfast City Hall.

From TheJournal.ie Northern Ireland leaders to meet over flag clashes Protests

Northern Ireland leaders to meet over flag clashes

The heads of the five main political parties will meet to discuss the unrest across Northern Ireland over the past two and a half weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why are loyalists so angry about a flag? Opinion

Column: Why are loyalists so angry about a flag?

The furious protests in Belfast are born primarily of the hurt of abandonment, writes Michael Anderson.

From TheJournal.ie Teenage boys among those charged over Belfast unrest Belfast

Teenage boys among those charged over Belfast unrest

Three teenager boys, two aged 13 and one aged 14, will appear at Belfast Youth Court tomorrow charged with a number of public order offences.

From TheJournal.ie Plot to kill Gerry Adams touched upon in Finucane report Plot

Plot to kill Gerry Adams touched upon in Finucane report

Adams said the revelation by Desmond de Silva, who wrote the report, comes as no surprise.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Surely Loyalist marchers want a better image than this? Opinion

Column: Surely Loyalist marchers want a better image than this?

The violence during parades in Belfast last weekend have David McCann pondering the need for Unionism to appeal to Catholics as well as Protestants.

From TheJournal.ie Family of Pat Finucane begins legal challenge Northern Ireland

Family of Pat Finucane begins legal challenge

“Clearly we have a difference of opinion here” – the Taoiseach discussing the possibility of a public inquiry into the murder with the British PM yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Gaddafi's hometown taken by Libyan forces Libya

Gaddafi's hometown taken by Libyan forces

Libyan fighters for the interim government have reportedly hoisted their flag over the city of Sirte, the last hold-out of those loyal to former leader Muammar Gaddafi.

From TheJournal.ie Rebels 'closing in' on Gaddafi Libya

Rebels 'closing in' on Gaddafi

The rebels have given pro-Gaddafi forces a deadline of Saturday to complete negotiations and surrender.

From TheJournal.ie Petrol bombs thown at Derry police Northern Ireland

Petrol bombs thown at Derry police

The main Apprentice Boys march in Derry passed off peacefully, however a car was hijacked and set alight and police were targeted with petrol bombs afterwards.

From TheJournal.ie Six injured in rioting as police van rammed by hijacked bus Riots

Six injured in rioting as police van rammed by hijacked bus

PSNI officers also came under attack from petrol bombs amid serious disturbances in the North last night.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Some of the news and views you may have missed in the excitement of this afternoon…