Monday 27 February 2017

Republican roots

• Kevin Myers wrote recently in the Irish Independent ("How can we have let two key war criminals of 20th Century in Dail" – January 1) of his outrage at the section of Irish society that appears ignorant to the crimes committed in the name of Ireland in the recent past and which certain elements of the political classes do not wish to solve.

He is right to question the suitability of people for national politics who still have massive questions to answer, not solely of their roles in the Troubles but as to how they can claim to represent a people they so regimentally and amorally attacked during that time.

However, I do find Mr Myers's comments on the wider republican movement and political awareness of my peers, the under-30s, to be most unwelcome and unfair.

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