Sunday 19 November 2017

Jody Corcoran: Sinn Fein's laissez-faire attitude to terrorism

Adams wants to be seen as our Mandela, with IRA murder given the blessing of history

BLACK DAY FOR THE FORCE: Justice Minister Alan Shatter, Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan, above, and his deputy Noirin O'Sullivan following the publication of the report.
BLACK DAY FOR THE FORCE: Justice Minister Alan Shatter, Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan, above, and his deputy Noirin O'Sullivan following the publication of the report.
Jody Corcoran

Jody Corcoran

So was Pat Finucane a laissez-faire victim of "war"? In the end it will come down to your definition of "war" as opposed to a dirty little sectarian conflict which achieved little over 30 years – other than a toll of human misery – that constitutional politics could not have achieved more quickly with far less bloodshed.

Right now, Sinn Fein is attempting to re-write its own history. For the best part of two decades, the people have allowed the State to allow Sinn Fein write a version of that history in the name of peace.

The peace processors have done a good job insofar as the killings have stopped.

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