Willie McCrea may have declared himself satisfied that the IRA is finally defeated, and this may have the quietest Twelfth since the beginning of the Troubles but one aspect of a low level sectarian conflict seems to be on the increase. There have been an extraordinary fifty attacks on Orange Halls since the beginning of July, sometimes running to as many as two or three in one night.
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