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Martina Devlin: Peace didn't mean justice as a greater good was brought into play

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The Funeral of former IRA Man Kevin McGuigan took place at St Mathew's Church on tuesday, Mr McGuigan, 53, was murdered at his home at Comber Court in the Short Strand area of east Belfast last Wednesday.

The Funeral of former IRA Man Kevin McGuigan took place at St Mathew's Church on tuesday, Mr McGuigan, 53, was murdered at his home at Comber Court in the Short Strand area of east Belfast last Wednesday.

The Funeral of former IRA Man Kevin McGuigan took place at St Mathew's Church on tuesday, Mr McGuigan, 53, was murdered at his home at Comber Court in the Short Strand area of east Belfast last Wednesday.

Let's set aside the image of mistrustful politicians in Stormont for a moment, and consider what the peace process has meant for Ireland over the past two decades. A beauty - terrible in some ways - was born because peace came, but at a price.

In the Republic, the price tag wasn't much considered because the North was no longer on the radar, now that images of havoc were not transmitted daily on television screens.


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