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Alex Kane: We need to be careful that despair does not lead to catastrophic consequences

A service to mark the 25th anniversary of the Shankill bombing. The Shankill Road came to a standstill, shops closed as a mark of respect and people packed West Kirk church, while the service was relayed by speaker crowds outside. Picture by Justin Kernoghan/Photopress
There have been three occasions during my lifetime when I thought it was possible that Northern Ireland would tip over the edge and plunge into civil war. The first was during the 1974 Ulster Worke[...]

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