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Flags

# flags - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Armed men seize Ukraine regional government buildings, hoist Russian flags

Up to 50 men with weapons marched into the buildings in the Crimea region overnight. Regional leaders have said they will “take measures”.

# flags - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Column: Removing sectarian murals for visitors? It’s sweeping problems under the carpet

Some are suggesting murals and flags should be removed along the Giro d’Italia route in Northern Ireland, but that’s just avoiding the real problem, writes Peter Osborne.

# flags - Saturday 8 February, 2014

What is the protocol for handling an Irish flag?

It’s a symbol of who we are, but how should we handle it?

# flags - Monday 3 February, 2014

Unionist MLA hit his wife, not police – report

Michael Copeland’s wife was struck during a protest in August, but reports say that PSNI footage shows him delivering the blow accidentally.

# flags - Friday 17 January, 2014

Peter Robinson slams Martin McGuinness as ‘controller and dictator’ over Haass talks

Comments by Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness in relation to some of the unionist influence over the Haass talks have angered the leader of the DUP.

# flags - Thursday 2 January, 2014

Column: Failure of Haass talks highlights two serious problems in modern Northern Ireland

The ‘silo mentality’ of Stomont doesn’t solve controversial issues or give the public confidence in politics – and it’s the reason Haass came up against a brick wall when he tried to forge common ground, writes David McCann.

# flags - Monday 30 December, 2013

# flags - Sunday 29 December, 2013

No all-party talks today as Haass sets agreement deadline of noon, Monday

A deal must be reached tomorrow, says the former US diplomat.

# flags - Friday 27 December, 2013

Agreement in Haass talks ‘is possible’ – Adams

Richard Haass left Belfast on Tuesday, but says the effort involved in coming back this weekend is justified.

# flags - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

‘Bed push’ parade in Belfast must not pass Ardoyne area

The parade is part of a fundraising drive to send IRA victims to Libya where the government there said it will pass on information about former cooperation with the terrorist organisation.

# flags - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Surrey Police transcript shows Jimmy Savile denied abusing young girls

Transcript of 2009 interview revelas that the BBC presenter brushed off and dismissed allegations made against him.

# flags - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Parades, protests and flags on the agenda as US diplomat arrives in Belfast

Richard Haass has been asked to chair an all-party panel that will make recommendations on how to deal with the most divisive issues by the end of the year.

# flags - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

From The Score Some Irish fans are still happy with Trap It's A Trap

Some Irish fans are still happy with Trap

These fans were literally singing his praises in Austria today.

# flags - Thursday 29 August, 2013

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.

# flags - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

From The Score Amazing flag waving display by Dynamo Dresden fans Wowzers

Amazing flag waving display by Dynamo Dresden fans

Here’s another reason to love German football.

# flags - Friday 1 March, 2013

200 take part in Belfast union flag protest

The protest took place at Belfast City Hall, with some protesters then travelling to Stormont for a peaceful protest.

# flags - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Man charged in connection with Belfast flag protests

A 52-year-old man has been charged with various offences relating to the Union flag protests in Belfast.

# flags - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

Parades Commission says Northern Ireland can ‘choose’ a peaceful summer

Chairman Peter Osborne issued a lengthy statement last night about the ongoing Union flag demonstrations and the next marching season.

# flags - Saturday 9 February, 2013

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.

# flags - Thursday 31 January, 2013

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.

# flags - Monday 21 January, 2013

Eleven arrested for blocking roads in Northern Ireland protests

The eleven have all been arrested on charges of obstructing roads as part of an ongoing protest over the flying of the Union flag.

# flags - Monday 14 January, 2013

Derry: Arrests following flag protest

A total of 112 people have been arrested in connection with recent protests. Meanwhile, a peace rally took place in Belfast yesterday.

# flags - Sunday 13 January, 2013

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.

# flags - Saturday 12 January, 2013

PHOTOS: Sixteen police officers hurt in Belfast clashes

Meanwhile Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said the violence is nothing to do with flags and is being orchestrated by “known criminals” intent on causing chaos.

# flags - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

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.

# flags - Monday 7 January, 2013

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Condemnation as journalist and SDLP politician sent bullet in the post

A 9mm bullet and a sympathy card containing the name and photograph of the SDLP MLA were intercepted at a sorting office.

Fourth night of violence in East Belfast as flag protests continue

A 38-year-old who was arrested on Saturday will meanwhile appear in court charged with possession of a gun.

# flags - Sunday 6 January, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added Ireland seen from space

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Belfast violence is being “orchestrated by loyalist paramilitaries”

The head of the Police Federation of Northern Ireland said loyalist paramilitaries have hijacked the flags protests and are using “any excuse” to attack the police.

# flags - Saturday 5 January, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added signs your childhood is over (sorry)

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# flags - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Children among 15 arrested during protests across Northern Ireland

An 11-year-old, a 12-year-old and two 13-year-olds were among those arrest after disorder broke out at loyalist protests last night.

# flags - Monday 17 December, 2012

Loyalists plan protests across North over new policy on Union flag

At least 21 peaceful protests are planned for 6pm this evening, in moves that could hamper commuters across NI.

# flags - Sunday 16 December, 2012

More than 1,200 attend Belfast peace rally Belfast This post contains images

More than 1,200 attend Belfast peace rally

They turned out for a one-hour peace rally, which included a two minute ‘no silence’, where people clapped, made music and noise.

# flags - Friday 16 September, 2011

Calls for Commissioner to retract half-mast flag comment

The Oireachtas European Affairs Committee has urged the EU Energy Commissioner to withdraw remarks regarding debt-burdened countries being made to fly their flags at half-mast.

# flags - Sunday 10 July, 2011

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.