COMMENT It was a weekend fraught with anxiety over what some pyromaniacs had threatened to do.

In the event, it turned out to be an occasion when meaningful symbolism triumphed as incendiary intent fizzled out - and the rest of the country breathed a little easier.

The children of light had triumphed over the children of darkness - that was the essential story of the weekend just past.

Whom and what did it take for this to happen?