Flying of loyalist flags ‘doing damage to tourism’

FERMANAG HERALD. THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014 A SINN Fein MLA has claimed the “sea of flags” erected in Enniskillen town centre every year for the Twelfth holiday season, including paramilitary flags, damages the local tourism industry and hospitality sector. Phil Flanagan accused those who erect loyalist and Union flags of creating a “loyalist ghetto” in the […]

Eleventh night bonfires: How centuries-old tradition is (very) slowly evolving

ORANGE BONFIRES: MARKING  TERRITORY,  CLAIMING SUPREMACY Sandy Row South Belfast BY JONNY BYRNE –  BELFAST TELEGRAPH . JULY  2, 2014 Eleventh night bonfires have been a consistent feature of community life in unionist and loyalist circles since the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. The symbolism associated with bonfires continues to divide opinion, with nationalists viewing them as […]

Loyalists urged not to burn Pope effigies on Eleventh night bonfir

  Ballyduff bonfire in Newtownabby BY REBECCA BLACK – 02 JULY 2014 Loyalists have been urged not to burn effigies of the Pope or Catholic religious items on Eleventh night bonfires this year. The calls come as the Belfast Telegraph toured bonfires across the city yesterday and heard plans to burn effigies of the Pope and tricolours. […]

BBC Radio Ulster criticised for KKK interview

  KKK FLAG FLIES AT ORANGE CELEBRATIONS Good Morning Ulster interviewed member of Ku Klux Klan about appearance of group’s flag in east Belfast Henry McDonald, Ireland correspondent., Wednesday  July 2, 2014 08.32 A Ku Klux Klan flag. Photograph: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters The BBC has defended its decision to interview a Ku Klux Klan representative only hours after a flag from the white […]

Loyalist Jim Dowson builds ‘evangelical army’ for ‘holy war’

Steven Moore.Sunday World ( Dublin). Monday  June  30, 2014 A Britian First Rally Firebrand loyalist Jim Dowson is building an “evangelical army” in preparation for a “holy war” between Christians and Muslims – and he’s styling it on the UVF.According to a shock report the convicted former BNP moneyman has even been organising so-called ‘fight clubs’ across […]

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