The street disorder that has flared in various parts of Northern Ireland for more than a week can be attributed to a multitude of factors.
Stormont’s deputy First Minister has offered a “heartfelt and unreserved apology” to families bereaved in the pandemic for her actions in relation to her attendance at a large republican funeral.
The Stormont Assembly will convene for a recalled sitting later amid the escalating row over a decision not to prosecute Sinn Fein politicians who attended a huge republican funeral during the pandemic.
A controversial decision not to prosecute 24 Sinn Fein politicians for alleged coronavirus breaches at a republican funeral is to be reviewed.
Confidence in policing in Northern Ireland has reached an all-time low, Stormont’s First Minister has warned.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland has never been far from controversy during the coronavirus pandemic.
Northern Ireland’s First Minister has called for the region’s police chief to quit after prosecutors ruled out action against Sinn Fein leaders who attended a huge republican funeral during the pandemic.
The funeral of senior republican Bobby Storey last year sparked a political furore when hundreds of people poured on to the streets of west Belfast despite strict regulations over public gatherings.
No prosecutions have been recommended over alleged breaches of Covid-19 regulations last year at the funeral of senior republican Bobby Storey.
Senior Sinn Fein figures are expected to learn later whether they will face action over alleged breaches of Covid-19 regulations at the funeral of a senior republican.
Michelle O’Neill has rejected any suggestion of a link between alleged Covid-19 breaches at Rangers fans’ title celebrations and crowds that gathered for republican funerals during the pandemic.
Police and Sinn Fein both have questions to answer over the crowds that attended the funeral of a veteran republican in Londonderry, the First Minister has said.