Northern Ireland Forecast: Stormy Weather Ahead

A sudden chill develops between Dublin and London

Headed for a Sunday-afternoon game of Gaelic football near the border, Aidan McAnespie, 23, a Roman Catholic Ulsterman, passed through a security checkpoint just outside the town of Aughnacloy in Northern Ireland last week. Shots rang out from a tower manned by British soldiers and McAnspie crumpled to the ground, fatally wounded. The British army promptly took into custody the man who fired the gun, Grenadier Guardsman David Jonathan Holden, 18. Holden claimed he had accidentally set off his weapon and that McAnespie was killed by a ricocheting bullet.

In the Irish Republic, an irate Prime Minister Charles Haughey ordered an...

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