Letters: It is time for all of us to stop appeasing Sinn Féin
Published 01/09/2015 | 02:30
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.