Peace? Paramilitary shootings in Northern Ireland have doubled.

between the bridges

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The number of paramilitary-style shootings in Northern Ireland has doubled in the last year, police said

Violent dissident republicans opposed to the peace process were responsible for 25 of the 28 attacks.

There were five security-related deaths during 2016/17, the largest number per year since 2008, official statistics showed.

The PSNI added: "There were 28 casualties resulting from paramilitary-style shootings in 2016/17, double the number recorded in the previous year.


Big increase in paramilitary-style shootings in N.Ireland - Belfast Newsletter

With Sinn Flake having abandoned the GFA, violent Republicans have filled the void left by the lack of political leadership. Shootings have doubled and the death toll is at its highest since 2008. Will the Republican community ever join the rest of society in committing to peace...
 


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How many of these were "punishment shootings" and how many attacks on the PSNI does anybody know?
 

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The number of paramilitary-style shootings in Northern Ireland has doubled in the last year, police said

Violent dissident republicans opposed to the peace process were responsible for 25 of the 28 attacks.

There were five security-related deaths during 2016/17, the largest number per year since 2008, official statistics showed.

The PSNI added: "There were 28 casualties resulting from paramilitary-style shootings in 2016/17, double the number recorded in the previous year.


Big increase in paramilitary-style shootings in N.Ireland - Belfast Newsletter

With Sinn Flake having abandoned the GFA, violent Republicans have filled the void left by the lack of political leadership. Shootings have doubled and the death toll is at its highest since 2008. Will the Republican community ever join the rest of society in committing to peace...
Big increase in paramilitary-style shootings in N.Ireland PACEMAKER BELFAST IRA GUNMAN BY MICHAEL MCHUGH, PRESS ASSOCIATION Email 11:1311:49Wednesday 17 May 2017 The number of paramilitary-style shootings in Northern Ireland has doubled in the last year, police said Violent dissident republicans opposed to the peace process were responsible for 25 of the 28 attacks. An ambulance Earlier this year a mother and father were shot in Belfast while attempting to protect their son from gunmen. The brutal attacks, in which victims are often taken down alleyways and badly injured in the legs, were a hallmark of the 30-year conflict and continue despite the peace. Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) deputy chief constable Drew Harris said: "I acknowledge the increase in the number of victims as a result of paramilitary-style attacks and would reassure local communities that we are continuing to focus on these crimes. "The PSNI is working hard to bring those responsible for these types of crimes before the courts however we also need the support from the public in providing us with the information we need to bring the perpetrators to justice." There were five security-related deaths during 2016/17, the largest number per year since 2008, official statistics showed. The PSNI added: "There were 28 casualties resulting from paramilitary-style shootings in 2016/17, double the number recorded in the previous year. "Republicans were deemed responsible for 25 of these with loyalists responsible for the remaining three." There were a total of 61 shooting incidents last year, up from 36 the previous year. The 29 bombings were 23 fewer than previously. Recently four people were shot in staunchly republican west Belfast within a month. Police said there was an intention by some to "exercise control". The number of casualties resulting from paramilitary-style assaults in the financial year 2016/17 also showed an increase on the previous year from 58 to 66 and continues an upward trend evident since 2012/13. Loyalists were deemed responsible for 56 of these casualties, with the remaining 10 attributed to republicans.
Is there also a similar vacuum on the loyalist/unionist side? It would appear so.
 

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This thread is a total nonsense and a distraction from the recent murder by loyalist paramilitaries and the PSNI statement informing the taxpayers they have forked out one million pounds to police these loyalist gangsters in a small seaside town in Co.Antrim.
 

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Disgraceful. All 'punishment' shootings should stop. As should all 'punishment' attacks. Any stats on punishment beatings?
 

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Ah, thanks. Seems some Republican areas and some Loyalist areas have similar problems with these issues. You would never have thought that from your OP though.
Ach didmumz, bless ye, ya know if ye had the same reaction to all the wan sided OP's on here ye might have a point but as ye don't all yer proving is that the fuzzy wuzzies don't like it up em...

 

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Ach didmumz, bless ye, ya know if ye had the same reaction to all the wan sided OP's on here ye might have a point but as ye don't all yer proving is that the fuzzy wuzzies don't like it up em...

LOL. You're very tetchy for some reason, a chara. Calm doon! Calm doon!

You created your OP. I point out other relevant facts in relation to said OP. It is something you regularly do in relation in others' threads.

The difference is you throw a strop when it's done within yours.

Stop being such a sinn flake, ye big girl's blouse, ye.
 

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LOL. You're very tetchy for some reason, a chara. Calm doon! Calm doon!

You created your OP. I point out other relevant facts in relation to said OP. It is something you regularly do in relation in others' threads.

The difference is you throw a strop when it's done within yours.

Stop being such a sinn flake, ye big girl's blouse, ye.
"Bridgey" has been exceptionally tetchy since the recent Assembly Election which has demonstrated how very narrow the gap is between the Nationalist and Unionist electorates - with the trajectory very much in Nationalists favour.
 

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Ah jaysus the Shinner flakes are in melt down mode, all together now kids make sure to like every anti big bad boogeyman btb post, lmfao...
 

mac tíre

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Ah jaysus the Shinner flakes are in melt down mode, all together now kids make sure to like every anti big bad boogeyman btb post, lmfao...
:p
Don't flatter toiself. Toi is amusing, particularly when toi is as tetchy as toi is at the moment.
You're making it too easy.
 

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Ban the Fermanagh wan!
 

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His OPs seem a bit, err, "blonde".
 

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The Marching season is upon us. Why does the Orange order and militant Loyalism feel the need to march through Catholic Nationalist areas and then burn Irish Tri-colours? OK it is your culture.
Can I direct the O.P to what is happening in the US. There the Confederate flag is being taken down aswell as statues to Confederate heroes like Robert E Lee.


Confederate flag taken down from South Carolina capitol - BBC News

One More To Go: New Orleans Takes Down Civil War General's Statue : The Two-Way : NPR
 

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Ah jaysus the Shinner flakes are in melt down mode, all together now kids make sure to like every anti big bad boogeyman btb post, lmfao...
the above post is one of the reasons getting the Assembly up and running is so difficult. It is not possible to argue with the "Fermanagh wan" as she has a direct line to the Almighty. A lot of Loyalists are very good clean living people, with a strong faith, but dealing with comments like the above is difficult.
 

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the above post is one of the reasons getting the Assembly up and running is so difficult. It is not possible to argue with the "Fermanagh wan" as she has a direct line to the Almighty. A lot of Loyalists are very good clean living people, with a strong faith, but dealing with comments like the above is difficult.
Damn busted...

 


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