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Sunday 4 December 2016

Time for statesmen to shore up peace

Published 27/08/2015 | 02:30

Yesterday Mr Adams intimated that his party has 'no special, or particular or specific responsibility' to respond to allegations made about the IRA... But in the interests of protecting life and a delicate peace, there is always more to be done
Yesterday Mr Adams intimated that his party has 'no special, or particular or specific responsibility' to respond to allegations made about the IRA... But in the interests of protecting life and a delicate peace, there is always more to be done

Consequences are for facing not for running away from. The murders of Robert McCartney and Jock Davison jolted the peace process. The murder of Kevin McGuigan rocked it to its foundations ever since the PSNI linked it to the IRA.

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Watching events unfold since has been a bit like watching a train-wreck from a distance. Only there was one crucial difference; quick and immediate leadership North and South could have made a difference.

Instead of the politicians taking ownership of the deteriorating political situation, the situation took ownership of the politicians. Now another Humpty Dumpty scenario hangs over the future of Stormont, with the UUP pulling out and the DUP likely to follow suit. So who will pick up the pieces and put something meaningful back together again, without the glue of trust and co-operation?

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