Tartan Terrorism: The Forgotten History of Scotland's Violent Extremism
Sectarian violence in the 1970s and 80s was set well into the far left, but could a post-Brexit referendum see a new breed of far right extremism crawl out from the fringes?
Britain leaving the EU could threaten lasting peace in Northern Ireland
The European Union has been a unifying force that transcends the bitter divisions between Catholics and Protestants that have long bedeviled Northern Ireland — that ends under if Britain leaves the European Union.
Meet the Man Recruiting Vigilantes to Fight Crime in an Australian Town
A Irish-born immigrant named Gary Hall wants to import the violent paramilitary tactics of Northern Ireland's Ulster Volunteer Force to the Northern Territory town of Alice Springs.
Loyalists Spent Friday Night Fighting Police in Belfast
Northern Ireland's loyalists are pissed off. On Friday night they injured more than 50 cops, who—after adopting slightly softer tactics earlier this year when policing the flag protests and the Belfast Twelfth—were out in force to monitor a republican...
The Far Right Held a Pitiful Protest Against Liverpool's Irish Republicans This Weekend
I went to an Irish parade in the city this weekend to see if tensions would boil over.
Another Year of Booze and Bruises at the Belfast Twelfth
July 12 is probably the biggest date in Northern Ireland’s political calendar. Each year, hundreds of Orangemen and loyalist marching bands descend upon Belfast to parade around the city in commemoration of a Dutch Protestant defeating an English...
Why Are Fascists Targeting Liverpool's Irish Community?
I went along to an unofficial St Patrick's Day parade to find out.
Belfast's Flag Riots Are Setting My Hometown On Fire Again
I watched loyalists, republicans and police attack each other over the Union Flag this weekend.
World Peace Update
Last week's World Peace Update looked at the riots engulfing Slovenia, the trigger-happy Tunisian policemen who tried to blind the citizens of Siliana, and the looming possibility of Bashar al-Assad gassing what remains of his population to death with...
A Young Man Who Was A Member of A Paramilitary Gang...
The Brits may have left Northern Ireland and the IRA may be all but completely decommissioned, but Loyalist areas of Belfast are still firmly in the grip of paramilitary thugs.