Letters: It is time for all of us to stop appeasing Sinn Féin
In her recent article, Martina Devlin wrote about "creative ambiguities", "ambivalences" and how the "accountability of militant Republicanism was never insisted on". (Irish Independent, August 29).
There is a simpler word to describe the British and Irish governments' treatment of the IRA and Sinn Féin throughout the Good Friday Agreement negotiations and since - and that word is appeasement.
Appeasement has its place in the prevention and the resolution of conflict.