I unreservedly condemn those thugs who have forced a Roman Catholic family to abandon their home in Londonderry. The BBC reports that the house in Currynierin had been targeted in attacks stretching back over 13 years. At the weekend, a group of up to 20 youths threw four petrol bombs at their home and another house in Conway Park in the Waterside area.
This is no way for anyone to behave.
Intolerance is manifest in the Maiden City, but yet it is rarely spoken about. For example, the fact that the city side of the Foyle has been cleansed of virtually ALL Protestant families is hardly ever debated. That is also a wrong. I often hear people talk of Londonderry being a template of what can be achieved. What nonsense. This is a massively divided City and it offers little worth copying.