Friday 15 December 2017

'Liveline' throws a lifeline to four brave fighters against the IRA

Cartoon by Jim Cogan
Cartoon by Jim Cogan
Eoghan Harris

Eoghan Harris

Last week saw both the strongest and weakest RTE response to the biggest problem in Irish politics - how to handle the past legacy of Sinn Fein as it bids for power, North and South.

The strong response was represented by Joe Duffy's Liveline. It began by asking about Martin McGuinness being styled Oglach on his tombstone and developed into a dissection of our ambivalence about the IRA.

The weak response was represented by a Prime Time programme about the murder of Garda Tony Golden which incredibly allowed Gerry Adams to lecture us about proper police procedure.

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