By John Galt
July 23, 2011
Look for this to expand as the British economy deteriorates further with some estimates showing 3-5% increases in unemployment on the Isles themselves thus a far worse situation in Northern Ireland.
From the Belfast Telegraph these two stories in the Sunday Morning print edition:
By Catherine Lynagh
Saturday, 23 July 2011A suspicious object found close to The Oval football ground in east Belfast was an incendiary bomb, police have confirmed.
Several homes were evacuated for much of the day after Army Technical Officers moved in to examine a device believed to have been found underneath a car.
The fire bomb has been described as “crude, but viable”.
It was discovered in the Harkness Parade area close to The Oval football ground and homes yesterday.
Police confirmed the object was a viable incendiary.
and this story also…
Saturday, 23 July 2011
Up to 30 youths have been involved in disturbances in north Belfast in which stones and other missiles were thrown at houses and cars.The trouble broke out at around 2am early on Saturday in the Manor Drive, Oldpark Road, and Rosapenna Street areas of the city.
Then this story from the Irish Times:
A large bomb was found by police in north Belfast yesterday. A 41-year-old man was arrested following the discovery of the device in the Etna Drive area of Ardoyne.
A quantity of cigarettes was also recovered in the search by PSNI detectives.
Supt Mark Purdon, police operations manager for north and west Belfast, said: “The actions of police today have undoubtedly thwarted the attempts of criminals to inflict death, injury and misery on the community of north Belfast. Police are determined to work to protect communities from these threats, and would appeal for the public’s continued assistance and co-operation.”
Sadly, my ancestors nation seems set on a course of political and economic disarray for many years to come.