'Bomber priest' is not a surprise
IT is no surprise to me that police intelligence identified a priest, Fr James Chesney, as director of the local IRA planting bombs in Claudy, Co Derry, in 1972.
In Galway Cathedral there is a mosaic of Pearse next to Jesus Christ, so Pearse is a role model to be followed by a Christian with republican leanings. Pearse said such things as, "Irish hate of the English is a holy passion".
Pearse said, in praising O'Donovan Rossa, "for the English he had a hatred that was tinctured with contempt. He looked on them as an inferior race".