plus c’est la même chose…

Much of the media focus may be on the economic discussions in Dublin, and the former International Representative for west Belfast may be disappearing over the border… but some things don’t change.

The 25-year-old man shot in both legs in west Belfast on Thursday was the third instance of a paramilitary “vigilante” shooting in the city this week.

A man in his 20s was shot multiple times by three men wearing balaclavas who forced their way into a house in Brompton Park in the Ardoyne area on Monday night.

And an 18-year-old man was shot twice in each leg on Tuesday morning in a flat on the Antrim Road.

Update  Fourth such attack in just over a week.

A 48-year-old man has been shot in both knees in an attack in west Belfast.

The shooting took place just before 1600 GMT at Iveagh Parade.