Thursday 27 April 2017

Sinn Fein's 1916 game betrays West Belfast

Thousands of Northern citizens pay the price for the Southern follies of Gerry Adams

STRATEGY: Gerry Adams at the City North Hotel as Sinn Fein meets to plan the new political term. Photo: Steve Humphreys
STRATEGY: Gerry Adams at the City North Hotel as Sinn Fein meets to plan the new political term. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Dearbhail McDonald

Dearbhail McDonald

I tend not to talk or write about the politics of the Northern Ireland conflict, having grown up in the North during 'The Troubles'.

"The Troubles" is a particularly Irish euphemism: in reality it was a war.

I can still remember the sounds of the first bomb I ever heard. And to this day there are back roads at home that I can't drive alone after dark because of terrifying childhood recollections of British army, IRA and UDR checkpoints and the knowledge of the murders that took place on or near them.

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