Below the radar..

Underneath the EU election radar there have been a number of other violent incidents recently which are perhaps worth noting. Not that it’s only in these areas. In Londonderry, repeated trouble at a sectarian flashpoint included threats to those ubiquitous community workers. And seven masked men attacked and threatened a teenager at the weekend. Whilst in Belfast, Gerard Devlin’s son was shot in the leg by three masked men on 20 May. And last night a man in his 20s was shot in the knees and ankles in the communal hallway of a block of flats in Andersonstown. Sectarianism? And/Or ongoing bids to exert control.. Adds As Mick has noted, there’s been an arson attack at the home of Northern Ireland DRD Minister Conor Murphy, MP, MLA, and two ongoing security alerts in Lurgan.