Wednesday 18 January 2017

Reynolds's risks for peace pose their own problems

Published 31/08/2014 | 02:30

Illustration by Jim Cogan
Illustration by Jim Cogan

The peace process has been good for Northern Ireland. Here is a heretical question. Has it been good for the Irish Republic ?

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The honest answer is no. Sinn Fein is the only political beneficiary. Adams is still rising like a political rocket, propelled by the peace process, leaving Irish and British prime ministers floating in his wake. How soon we forget.

Only seven years ago, in October 2007, a 10-man IRA gang from South Armagh unit murdered Paul Quinn in a barn in Co Monaghan by beating him with iron and nail-studded bars for almost an hour, methodically breaking every bone in his body,

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