Dissidents show they haven’t gone away

Former Sinn Féin supporters have defected to the side of dissidents who are intent on resurrecting a bombing campaign in the North, writes Declan Power

9th October, 2010

The most successful thing about bombings like the one last week carried out by republican dissidents in Derry is their ability to disrupt the normalisation of life in the North. Despite claims of increased potency and warnings of a bombing campaign in England, the real issue here is the fact that these dissidents still exist.

While this is, of course, a cause for concern to the authorities on both islands, it must be a major...

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