Lóiste Nua is the Irish Gaelic name for New Lodge, situated north of Belfast’s city centre.

Throughout The Troubles, this predominantly Catholic area was a flashpoint for sectarian conflicts and the scene of attacks, bombings, riots and shootings. Statistically, streets in New Lodge were the most dangerous in all of Northern Ireland. Dominated by seven tower blocks constructed in the 1960s, Lóiste Nua is still a district with severe housing need. To improve the quality of life, the Housing Executive instituted a regeneration scheme in 2010. However, there is serious social and economic deprivation and it is reported to be a tense place to live, with street gangs controlling the estate.