“it will only come when rigorous law enforcement takes place..”

A report on the special remembrance service to mark the 20th anniversary of the Provisional IRA attack in Enniskillen, which killed 12 people and injured 63, notes the comments of the Methodist minister, Rev Kenneth Robinson

Methodist minister Rev Kenneth Robinson said he wanted the bombers to “remember the pain they inflicted”. He said he hoped they would come to a moment where they would admit what they had done and face the consequences.

If the previously noted speculation is right, that may be the only way anyone does face the consequences of what they have done here. Perhaps Ian Paisley had that thought in mind when he gave his response to the attempted murder of a police officer in Londonderry this morning. Speaking in the House of Commons today, Rev Paisley said

“I am suffering great fears as far as my province is concerned at the present time. It is not for me to say who is responsible for this but I am told on good authority that the IRA dissidents are definitely under the shadow on this particular crime. If that is so we could be going back to things we thought we had finally conquered.”

Mr Paisley added: “I am sure that we will be able to get the victory but it will only come when rigorous law enforcement takes place and those who do these deeds know that they can`t do it and get away with.”