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Belfast woman Mairia Cahill has claimed that suspected child abusers were moved by the Republican movement

Belfast woman Mairia Cahill has claimed that suspected child abusers were moved by the Republican movement

Mairia Cahill

Mairia Cahill

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Belfast woman Mairia Cahill has claimed that suspected child abusers were moved by the Republican movement

If there's one thing politicians of all ideological slants share in common, it's a talent for instant amnesia. They can forget what they said and did last week in order to say something entirely different this one.

Pat Rabbitte let that cat out of the bag with his infamous statement about making extravagant pledges on the campaign trail: "Isn't that what you tend to do during an election?" At other times, this tendency is even more problematic because what is being forgotten are not mere promises, but deeds which would cause most of us to lose sleep at night, to question ourselves relentlessly, to be crippled by self-doubt, and yet politicians forget those too.


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