Tag Archives: Derry

Yesterday.

Derry city.

Speakers Eamonn McCann (above right) and Bernadette McAliskey (above left) address crowds after the Bloody Sunday March For Truth and Justice, which recreated the Civil Rights March in 1972 where 14 people taking part were killed by British Soldiers.

Earlier: Remember Sunday

Sam Boal/RollingNews

This morning/afternoon.

Earlier…

This morning.

Meanwhile….

UPDATE: It’s not Culmore, it’s on the other side of the Foyle.

Huge fire at Derry’s Foyle Port declared major incident (Belfast Telegraph)

This morning/afternoon.

Meanwhile…

Well.

You would know, in fairness.

Aoife Grace Moore, of the Press Association, tweetz:

Pro-IRA graffiti has been put up just metres from where Lyra McKee was shot in Creggan, warning off the community from helping the police with their investigation. Warns “informers will be executed”.

Pro-IRA graffiti at Lyra McKee murder scene warns ‘informers will be executed’ (The Irish Examiner)

Security alerts after weekend bomb attack (BBC)

Earlier: Incendiary

Barry Whyte tweetz:

An example of the sheer destruction and damage the heavy rain caused overnight. This is the main Quigley’s Point to Muff Road in Donegal.

Meanwhile, at Derry Airport…

Barry Whyte tweetz:

City of Derry Airport was also hit by flooding overnight, as a result all flights have been cancelled #Derry #NorthWestFloods

Meanwhile in Drumahoe, Derry…

Barry Whyte tweetz:

Institutes F.Cs Riverside Stadium was also hit by the unprecedented heavy rain last night #Derry #NorthWestFloods

Roads damaged, flooding across parts of northwest after heavy rain (RTE)

Thanks Ronan McCann

UPDATE:

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Toutspunk rock from Derry

What you may need to know…

01. What’s that, you say? Handsome boys in jumpers from Derry City playing enthusiastic rock ‘n’ roll? That’ll be Touts, then.

02. Riffing on the obvious NI punk comparisons, the lads take that energy and give it a modern, more aggro take on the classic power-chord sound.

03. Streaming above is Sold Out, the band’s new single. Shouted-out today on Nialler9, the lads are releasing an E.P. soon on Hometown, the label that’s currently giving us Rejjie Snow among others.

04. Belfast locals can catch the band while they can, this August on the 23rd, playing alongside Blossoms at Customs House Square. They’re supporting some UK pop band or other.

Thoughts: Is yer man Fergal Sharkey or Joe Strummer? He is neither, but these lads are great, making an earnest callback to grittier times without leaning too hard on its clichés.

Touts