IRA: public enemy number one in Catholic Belfast

So goes this headline in the LA Times. The staffers of the world’s press have stayed away for pretty much everything that’s happened in Belfast in the last four or five years. Not anymore. That’s one reason why Sinn Fein’s loss of the political ball at this point is potentially so damaging.

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