Attack fears at Ulster polls.
DISSIDENT republicans were under surveillance today as part of special security operations to protect the Northern Ireland Northern Ireland: see Ireland, Northern.
Part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland occupying the northeastern portion of the island of Ireland. Area: 5,461 sq mi (14,144 sq km). Population (2001): 1,685,267. elections.
Every available officer was on duty at more than 600 polling stations amid fears of new strikes by the organisations opposed to the peace process.
With the British and Irish governments calling for a maximum turn out in support of candidates whose parties are signed up to the Good Friday Good Friday, anniversary of Jesus' death on the cross. According to the Gospels, Jesus was put to death on the Friday before Easter Day. Since the early church Good Friday has been observed by fasting and penance. Agreement, this could be one of the most critical votes in 30 years.