Northern Ireland update

MEPs back McCartney justice fight

MEPs have voted to request European Union money to help fund a civil case against those suspected of killing Belfast man Robert McCartney.
Mr McCartney, 33, was stabbed in January. His family say IRA members were involved and witnesses are afraid.

A large majority voted to fund a possible civil action by his sisters if the current criminal inquiry failed.

Lest you think it’s just IRA members accused of such things

Family accuse Loyalists of brutal assault.

Belfast Telegraph’s Mary Fitzgerald has an article, Brother ‘beaten and left for dead’, in which the family of Stephen Nelson, who died in March, 6 months after a severe beating at a nightclub, have accused loyalists of the brutal murder.