Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The partition of time

It's 40 years to the day since the bombing of Claudy in County Derry in which 9 people were killed. The method of attack -- multiple bombs in different locations in a compact village -- make it a precursor to similar and larger attacks in Ireland and elsewhere later. No one has ever been charged with the attack. The anniversary was the lead story on BBC Northern Ireland lunchtime news. On the equivalent broadcast of RTE -- the all-economic-crisis-all-the-time outlet -- it doesn't rate a mention.