Shirley McMichael: My husband was a UDA brigadier but he wanted a political solution
Today marks 30 years since the IRA murdered UDA brigadier John McMichael – a leading figure through many years of the organisation’s bloodshed who was cut down as he was turning his attention wholeheartedly towards political solutions.
A former Vatican official who dismissed predictions of a “joint visit” between the Queen and Pope to Northern Ireland has said, however, that a meeting of the pair in the Province might still be “feasible”.
A vote is to take place tonight in Newry which unionists fear could result in a council playground being permanently named after an IRA man - a move they believe will fail to fulfil directions from the Equality Commission.
DUP comfortable with Brexit text but SF ‘concerned’
The DUP has emerged comparatively positive following yesterday’s agreement between the UK and the EU, having secured what it claims to be substantial changes to the text which the party rejected at the beginning of the week.