Thursday 18 January 2018

John-Paul McCarthy: South did nothing and let the IRA get away with murder

Thinking that unionists have a superiority complex is a mistake

POPPY DAY ATROCITY: The scene of the IRA bombing at Enniskillen in 1987 in which 11 people were killed; a recent book has shown that between 1971 and 1989 there were 203 murders in the Fermanagh and south Tyrone area but only 14 convictions followed
POPPY DAY ATROCITY: The scene of the IRA bombing at Enniskillen in 1987 in which 11 people were killed; a recent book has shown that between 1971 and 1989 there were 203 murders in the Fermanagh and south Tyrone area but only 14 convictions followed

John-Paul McCarthy

There has always been an odd dissonance in our thinking about our unionist neighbours.

Some observers made much of what they said was the unionist superiority complex vis-a-vis the Republic.

Joe Lee's big blue book from the Haughey-era, Ireland, 1912-85: Politics and Society, helped popularise this ancient shudder.

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