Irish premier: Let's not spiral into dark place
Sunday Express|April 11, 2021
NORTHERN Ireland must not “spiral back to that dark place of sectarian murders and political discord”, Irish premier Micheal Martin said after another night of disorder.
David Williamson

NORTHERN Ireland must not “spiral back to that dark place of sectarian murders and political discord”, Irish premier Micheal Martin said after another night of disorder.

Fourteen police officers were injured in Friday’s unrest, bringing the total number of officers injured in the recent riots to 88.

Speaking on the 23rd anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement on Saturday, Mr Martin said politicians owed it to the younger generation that the dark days of The Troubles do not return.

Of the 1998 peace accord, he said: “Perhaps its most visible success is that a whole generation of young people have grown up not knowing or experiencing the violence that accompanied The Troubles.

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