posted on Aug, 3 2010 @ 08:55 AM
Well I was sitting up late last night reading random topics on ATS when I heard an almighty explosion, it was shortly after 3am, the entire house
shook and my ears were ringing for a long time afterwards. Turns out that the dissident republicans here are up to their old tricks again
They forced a taxi driver at gunpoint to drive a 200lb proxy bomb which they planted in the boot of his car to the Strand road police station ( which
is just down the street from me )
The group claiming to be 'Olaigh nEireann' a dissident republican organisation, phoned in a warning to the police station that the bomb would go off
in 45 minutes, but the bomb went off after just 23 minutes. We are very very lucky here that noone was killed. The police did not get enough time to
properly evacuate the surrounding areas.
I think this is really terrible, this city has tried very hard in recent years to move on and leave the 'troubles' behind. We won the UK City of
Culture award last month, which in so doing so everyone here thought that this would be an excellent opportunity for this city to increase tourism and
bring more investment to the city. Now Im afraid that the actions of a few bitter peace hating eejits who want to drive this city backwards and who
are intent in ruining the peace process may spoil all the good work many people have done in trying to regenerate this place.
Its an utter shame. Those men should be ashamed of themselves.
Heres a link to a site with more info on the bomb and a video