In numerous books on the history of republicanism it has been claimed the provisional IRA curtailed operations when Sinn Fein were engaged in electoral contests. The ‘starting pistol’ for our current Council and Assembly elections was fired on 25th March 2011 Since then there seems to have been a sustained increase in failed bombings and hoaxes that mainly affect nationalist areas – those that will have a real republican option not SF; Derry
The list grows by the day. A cynic might suggest the next bombscare from republicans will take place in Strabane, followed by one in Newry?
Update: Conspiracy theory totally undermined by recent events