Monday 20 May 2019

Editorial: Disturbing shadow of CIRA evil

IT is a truly alarming development that the Continuity IRA has claimed to this newspaper to be behind a bomb at a west Dublin house. Gardai are trying to establish if the attack at a house in Finglas is linked to the dissident organisation.

Residents were put at risk of serious injury as a result of this device, and that is completely unacceptable.

What would have happened if a child had picked up the device which could have exploded in their face?

As it is, the device partially exploded in front of a property. The remainder was brought to Finglas Garda Station by a civilian and made safe.

It is a blessing that nobody was injured in this disturbing incident.

We thought we had left the bad old days of the Troubles behind us, but incidents like this are a worry for us all.

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