Joyce gets 10-year jail sentence for McDonagh murder

Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Major Investigation Team have acknowledged the sentence handed down today to 32-year-old Joseph Joyce for the murder of John Paul McDonagh in Enniskillen two years ago. Mr McDonagh, who was 18 years old, died from an injury to his leg, after a verbal exchange escalated to a […]

Questions remain despite convictions

WHILE two soldiers were eventually convicted and jailed for the murders of Michael Naan and Andrew Murray, for the families left behind many questions remain as to how and why their loved ones met such a horrific death. For James Naan, 50 years on, he still struggles to come to terms with what happened to […]

Council calls on new inquest into killing of Michael Leonard

THE family of the late Michael Leonard who was shot dead by members of the RUC on May 17, 1973, have welcomed support from Fermanagh and Omagh District Council after a motion was passed for a new inquest to be held into the killing of the 24-year-old. Cllr Siobhán Currie who initially brought the motion […]

Kerr poster removed from bonfire

YOUNG people in Derry removed a highly offensive bonfire poster of murdered Enniskillen-based police officer Ronan Kerr after realising how hurtful it was, it has been revealed. There was widespread upset and condemnation from right across the community at the weekend after it emerged an image of Constable Kerr had been placed on the highly […]

Man charged with murder of two-year-old toddler

Armstrong sent message child was ‘melting his head, crying for no reason’ AN ENNISKILLEN man who has been charged with one count of murder and one count of perverting the course of justice has been refused bail in relation to the death of a two-year-old girl. Darren Armstrong, (32), who is originally from Enniskillen appeared […]

Kelly family takes to social media to express outrage at proposed Troubles amnesty

THE FAMILY of murdered independent councillor and civil rights activist from Trillick, Patsy Kelly, have taken to social media to express their outrage and “trauma” at British government plans to introduce an amnesty for all Troubles murderers. Boris Johnson’s announcement of an amnesty last week was particularly hard for the Kelly family to accept as […]