The worry about a possible return to sectarian violence is dominating the news headlines in Belfast, Dublin and London. The British Prime Minister has been attempting to answer those concerns.
Gordon Brown said: “I believe that all the political leaders of Northern Ireland have made it absolutely clear there will be no return to the old days. They want to move forward from the dark days of the past. I would urge anybody who knows anything about these two incidents that have now taken place to tell the police so that we can hunt down the culprits. “These are murderers who are trying to distort and disrupt and destroy a political process that is working for the people of N.Ireland and I know the response of the people of N.Ireland: they want peace and the political process to move forward; they do not want a return to guns on the streets.” Yesterday Brown met with political leaders in the province and visited the army barracks where the two soldiers were killed on Saturday.