Saturday 24 February 2018

Misguided image

Sir -- I feel it would be a grave injustice if I was to leave unanswered the totally one-sided Mna an IRA series on TG4 and in particular the recent glamorising of another IRA terrorist. Pamela Kane was shown as some sort of misguided heroine in the most recent episode.

When it focused on her part in the abortive seven-man IRA unit's raid on the AIB in Enniscorthy on May 1, 1990, Ms Kane mentioned how lucky she felt that she had not been shot when the gardai opened fire. She and the producers of the programme made no reference to the fact that there would have been no reason for any shooting if one of her IRA unit had not opened fire on gardai.

I was a regular viewer of TG4 up to recent times, when it went totally overboard in glamorising IRA terrorists who have shot and killed members of the Irish Army and Garda. The Irish Republic has not been at war with anyone since the Twenties, so who was the IRA at war with when it killed these brave members of this country's legal security forces? I am still waiting for any elected Government or Opposition member to speak out about the IRA-glamorising programmes being shown on TG4. I thank the Independent journalists who can hold their heads up for highlighting the fact.

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