Graffiti appeared in Larne last month describing port staff as “targets”
— Dyane Connor (@Dyaneconnor) February 2, 2021
Following yesterday’s decision by Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) to temporarily suspend physical inspections of products of animal origin at Larne and Belfast amid safety concerns.
A DAERA spokesman said: “The situation will be kept under review and in the meantime full documentary checks will continue to be carried out as usual.”
Speaking this morning, Mr Martin said “It’s a very sinister and ugly development. Obviously, we will be doing everything we possibly can to assist them to defuse the situation.”
Top pic via Belfast Live