The split is between the district council (21 members: 10 Sinn Fein) who are big on moving on and not mentioning the war (particularly not mentioning that it was a republican bomb) and the families who are taking the civil case who have refused to amalgamate their annual service with what they believe is a politicised event: theirs will be on Sunday. What everyone wants to know is will Gerry Adams, Martin McGuinnness and others who – before 1998 – approved of bombs be there this afternoon in their good suits.
The scandal is that Dame Nuala O’Loan, who was the first Police Ombudsman, has told Woman’s Hour:
"One of the things that surprised me, because I grew up in England, was that Protestants would have been taught as children that they could not trust Catholics…I could never understand why it mattered that I was a Catholic Police Ombudsman. It baffled me."
Now I’m going to lie down in my darkened room before attending the ceremony.