Unfortunately, I didn't hear about this until this evening - but earlier today, there was a peace rally at City Hall - representing the "silent majority" of those who are opposed to the violent outbursts that I assume must have hit the news back home again last night (due to another influx of concerned texts and emails).
I couldn't imbed the BBC link here (in the article above), but found this on YouTube...
(Apparently there was another I missed last month as well...)
So yes, I'm still safe. And there is hope here in Northern Ireland.