• Here we go again: IRA Dissidents suspected in car bombing
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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/ira-dissidents-suspected-northern-ireland-car-bomb-blast-n960726 LONDON — Police in Northern Ireland said Sunday they suspected Irish Republican Army dissidents to be responsible for a “reckless”car bombing outside a courthouse in the city of Londonderry. Two men in their 20s have been arrested over the explosion which happened shortly after 8.00 p.m. local time (3.00 p.m. ET) on Saturday as people were socializing in nearby venues. The attack comes at a time when there are concerns for what Britain’s looming departure from the European Union will mean for the border between Northern Ireland, which is part of the U.K., and the Irish Republic, which is a separate country and will remain part of the E.U. https://twitter.com/PSNIDCSDistrict/status/1087012175187709953 Thankfully no one was injured in this particular bombing.
Oh, for the love of fuck, please don't.
All the more reason to cancel Brexit. If going through with it means potentially restarting The Troubles there's a tangible threat to actual lives attached to Brexit that cannot be ignored.
Seamus got the fertilizer
To be fair, IRA dissidents have have been detonating car bombs and shooting at cops for the last twenty years since the good Friday agreement. This is just the first major incident since Brexit started, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%93glaigh_na_h%C3%89ireann_(Real_IRA_splinter_group)#2018 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Real_Irish_Republican_Army_actions
Fuck brexit, and the people who ignored the tensions that were barely laid to rest not that long ago.
and this is before Brexit has even started. If it even becomes a thing that is. Now imagine how shit will be once it does happen.
Yeah, this isn't as newsworthy as it's being made out to be - there's always been these sorts of incidents, this one's just getting picked up because lol brexit. From my understanding this has nothing to do with brexit and is basically just business as usual.
Is there any reason to believe it'll stay at the same level after Brexit instead of getting so much more worse?
I imagine it would get worse. The good Friday agreement removed all the political motivation from paramilitary/Terrorist groups in northern Ireland. Only the dissidents remain and have little support. But Brexit will bring economic problems with the border both north and south of it, and nobody knows what is going to happen to the good Friday agreement. The Tories are currently trying to amend it. I live in county Donegal in the Republic, pretty close to the border. I can see into northern Ireland from my house. The county of Donegal is almost 85-90% surrounded by the northern border and as such economic forecasts are quite grim. Donegal risks becoming ‘collateral damage’ from Brexit
I go to Donegal every summer and most of the industry there is tourist oriented. Without the border iirc Donegal (especially in the north around Inishowen and the Rosses) are gonna be hit very badly by the border as the Nordies won't come over for weekend breaks.
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