Eoghan Harris: The hurt hits home when it is my own alma mater
Published 02/09/2012 | 05:00
IN MY line of work you can't be a wimp. My work is laying things on the line, long before saying them becomes popular or profitable. Like being fair to Brits, Northern Prods, Southern Prods who drew down the wrath of the Old IRA, the RIC, RUC and other outsiders.
This has made me many political enemies. The Shinners are not the worst. The spiteful elements are armchair republicans, those who want to airbrush awkward moments in our history, and media hush puppies of many green hues.
Abusive attacks on me have been going on since 1972, first in Hibernia followed since by its successor, Phoenix. Time helps thicken your skin.