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Kevin Myers: McGuinness is part of the IRA's army council. This question remains central to the election

Published 12/10/2011 | 18:00

THE clock clicks by. Irish democracy sleeps, the lullaby of Sinn Fein lies wooing it to a deadly slumber.

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Electors under 30 have little memory of the Troubles: those under 25, none.

Mental partitionism, which became endemic in this Republic after about 1973, means that maybe half of those old enough to remember the Troubles do not actually do so: the memory receptors in their brains were instantly turned off by any mention of the North.

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