McKee murder prompts politicians to re-start NI power sharing talks

How welcome to see that Theresa May has finally got off her thumbs and made a start towards restoring the devolved government in Northern Ireland, after pressure from This Site and the general public. I wrote after Lyra McKee’s murder last weekend: “It is now 21 years since the Good Friday Agreement heralded the end of the ‘Troubles’ in Northern Ireland. Such an anniversary is a time to reaffirm the commitment to friendship – not to open up opportunities for a return to hate. “Northern Ireland needs the restoration of…

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Journalist shot dead in Northern Ireland, 21 years after Good Friday Agreement. WHY?

Did Lyra McKee die because Republican opportunists are seeing an opportunity to restart the ‘Troubles’ in the continuing uncertainty over power-sharing in Stormont and the Brexit border row? Northern Ireland is at its least stable in more than 20 years, and it seems to This Writer that terrorists – or would-be terrorists – are seeing this as an opportunity. Is that the reason police were on the Creggan estate in Derry, looking for arms and ammunition they believed would be used in violence to mark the 1916 Easter Rising? Is…

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