Saturday 20 October 2018

Lest we forget, our Republic aided IRA murder machine

KEVIN MYERS

Many people, rightly, are this weekend remembering the twentieth anniversary of the Enniskillen atrocity. In Northern Ireland's long Calvary, it stands out as a particularly vile war-crime, and its perpetrators -- its female leader in particular -- deserved to be hanged.

But there are some aspects of the atrocity which deserve to be remembered.

It was not alone. The IRA had conducted regular massacres from the early 1970s onwards, and the week was not long enough to give every IRA massacre its own special day.

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