Tuesday 19 September 2017

Let's hope the real debate on killings will go beyond political point scoring

The opening day of the Smithwick Tribunal in March 2006
The opening day of the Smithwick Tribunal in March 2006

'IT IS because the war is over. It is done and dusted – and now we have to build the peace," Gerry Adams told us yesterday.

Only a tiny minority of bigots and yobs on this island would disagree with that statement by now. The trouble is that so many of the Sinn Fein leader's other statements yesterday did not help advance that view.

The searing line from Paul Brady's song, 'The Island', seemed very appropriate. Adams was – yet again – 'trying to reach the future through the past'.

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