Northern Ireland

‘Catalogue of innuendo’ in police ombudsman murder report

A police ombudsman (PONI) report highlighting “significant investigative failures” around a sectarian murder 1993 contains a “catalogue of innuendo,” a former senior officer has claimed. Ombudsman Marie Anderson said the security forces response to the UFF/UDA murder of Damien Walsh, 17, in west Belfast was hampered by “collusive behaviours”. Among a number of serious allegations, […] […]

Northern Ireland

Man who appears in court on 42 drug related charges

A solicitor has hit out at what he termed the ‘hysterical’ press coverage of a recent arrest operation which the PSNI and Gardai claimed was aimed at the INLA. Mr Ciaran Shields made his comments as a client of his appeared on 42 drug related charges. The man who cannot be named appeared at a […] […]