Northern Ireland Killings

Bad news stories are ten a penny these days but theres something profoundly depressing about the news of the killings in the North this week. I think its the shock factor that’s caught us all off guard. We had become smug and cosy in the perceived knowledge that we had put our violent past to bed and become one of the few waring countries to see sense and stop killing each other.

Its nice to see the parties and people up north, here and in the UK uniting to condenm the killings so lets hope this is only a blip and that we have indeed put violence to rest here and can continue to set an example to the rest of the world but I have my doubts. If there are lunatics out there that are prepared to SO go against the common flow then we should brace ourselves..