Northern Ireland Regional Secretary Lawrence Huston has sent me a disturbing article from yesterdays Belfast Telegraph part of which reads:
" Nearly three years on from a final political settlement in Northern Ireland, emergency evacuations of families under intimidation are on the rise. A summer of high tension has seen hundreds of attacks on both Catholic and Protestant individuals and premises, including churches, being reported to police.
There have been 65 emergency re-housing cases in the five months since April; the total for the whole of last year was 100. These include families subjected to petrol-bomb and stoning attacks on their homes.
A total of 1,500 sectarian attacks – an average of four a day – were recorded in the past year, almost exactly the same as in the previous 12 months."
Read full article at http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/the-enduring-scar-of-sectarianism-in-northern-ireland-14490633.html#ixzz0R750En8e