Week of northern drama puts the spotlight on our powerful leaders
Published 28/08/2015 | 02:30
The tumultuous events of recent days have shone a spotlight on the strengths and personas of some of the most significant figures in Irish public life.
We have seen displays of courage from individuals such as Chief Constable George Hamilton, who, despite a backlash from Sinn Féin, believed in telling the public the truth about the threat posed by the IRA.
Not only do the Provos still exist, he revealed, but the one-time terror organisation has structures in place and is suspected of being involved in the brutal murder of Kevin McGuigan.