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Video: Unionist politicians brand IRA tribute to Tony Catney as…

18 August 2014 The video emerged on Saturday of masked men dressed in military-style clothing and balaclavas firing a volley of shots in tribute to convicted murderer Tony Catney. It shows three men armed with Ak47 rifles in front of a photograph of the ex-prisoner, a tricolour and a floral “IRA” tribute to mark his death. The DUP’s William Humphrey, MLA for North Belfast, branded the salute as “evil”, saying it was clearly an attempt by dissidents to “assert their authority”. UUP MLA Roy Beggs also condemned the gun men’s actions, saying they were glorifying terrorism. Credit: Belfast Telegraph   Parliamentary reports show first speaker only – follow this lnk for the full transcription. Articles may come from parliamentary reports, various public news feeds and Google News Search. Content is republished here for context. Copyright is respected and remains with the original author at all times. Original Article:http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/video-news/video-unionist-politicians-brand-video-of-masked-gunmen-firing-shots-in-tribute-to-ira-man-tony-catney-as-evil-30516243.html

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Fresh row over IRA paramilitary video as tribute to Tony Catney branded evil

By Ricky Thompson – 18 August 2014 A fresh row broke out over IRA paramilitary displays today after it emerged a masked terror squad fired a volley of shots over a make-shift shrine to dissident republican Tony Catney. The DUP called for a full police investigation after a video of the incident was posted online at the weekend, showing men in paramilitary uniforms firing shots as a tribute to the convicted killer who died recently. The film was reportedly made in Belfast on Tuesday and shows three men armed with AK47 rifles in front of a photograph of the ex-prisoner, a tricolour and a floral “IRA” tribute to mark his death. Events surrounding Catney’s funeral on Wednesday have also provoked controversy with calls for an investigation into accompanying paramilitary-style displays. With the latest video now coming to light, the DUP has demanded the police include it in any investigation into … Continue reading

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Beggs pledges support for campaign

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Video: Unionist politicians brand video of masked gunmen firing shots in …

18 August 2014 The video emerged last week of masked men dressed in military-style clothing and balaclavas firing a volley of shots in tribute to convicted murderer Tony Catney. It shows three men armed with Ak47 rifles in front of a photograph of the ex-prisoner, a tricolour and a floral “IRA” tribute to mark his death. The DUP’s William Humphrey, MLA for North Belfast, branded the salute as “evil”, saying it was clearly an attempt by dissidents to “assert their authority”. UUP MLA Roy Beggs also condemned the gun men’s actions, saying they were glorifying terrorism. Credit: Belfast Telegraph   Parliamentary reports show first speaker only – follow this lnk for the full transcription. Articles may come from parliamentary reports, various public news feeds and Google News Search. Content is republished here for context. Copyright is respected and remains with the original author at all times. Original Article:http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/video-news/video-unionist-politicians-brand-video-of-masked-gunmen-firing-shots-in-tribute-to-ira-man-tony-catney-as-evil-30516243.html

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David Ford: NI abortion consultation ‘ready by autumn’

18 August 2014 Last updated at 09:10 ET Justice Minister David Ford said that if there was not a joint approach with the Department of Health, then the Department of Justice would bring forward its own consultation paper in the autumn The Justice Department will publish proposals for abortion law changes in NI by autumn, unless there is a joint approach with the Department of Health. Justice Minister David Ford made the announcement as he called for a single consultation on changing Northern Ireland’s abortion laws, not two. He said his department is preparing a consultation dealing with rape, incest and fatal foetal abnormality cases. He was speaking following an abortion controversy in the Republic of Ireland. Mr Ford said in cases of rape, incest and terminal foetal abnormality, a change in Northern Ireland’s criminal law was required, and the Department of Justice was preparing a consultation paper. However, he … Continue reading

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