Ballymurphy feud racked up policing costs of £1 million…

The Andersonstown News has some facts and figures on the long running feud that has seen a single family systematically targeted in hundreds of minor attacks, including a bizarre attack on an already fire-damaged house. The killing of Gerald Devlin heralded a witchhunt against the wider family of his alleged killers. This a local crisis has been ongoing for nearly 18 months, has barely registered in the wider media, despite the intervention of at least on English MP to resolve the problem.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty

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