Political storm is sign of maturity
Having returned to this country last autumn, I am delighted to find that last week's events confirm my belief that politics in this country has changed over the last 15 years.
Unless I am mistaken, not one commentator challenged Maurice Quinlivan's version of events throughout the whole Willie O'Dea affair,
I do believe that in years gone by that not one, but several voices would have been heard, essentially chorusing: "Sinn Fein man claims to have no knowledge of the illegal activity taking place in his property? Pull the other one!"