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  1. Comment on Judge Smithwick finds there was indirect evidence of collusion between Garda(i) and the IRA
    on 4 December 2013 at 4:27 pm

    If there is one lesson and message out of all these stories that are slowly coming to light it should be for young people to steer miles clear of the whole murky world. Nobody comes well out of it. If you want to make a contribution do it through peaceful politics.

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  2. Comment on Those wanting a formal amnesty might start by having the honesty and the decency to ask out loud…
    on 23 November 2013 at 8:24 am

    I support an amnesty but it will never happen for the very reason I think it should. It would free people to speak without the fear of implicating others. Or themselves.

    The threat of legal consequences keeps people in line and keeps the truth from emerging from the bottom up. The alternative to Amnesty is not justice. It is to keep talking around in circles until everybody who might have something to say is dead. That is the policy of the British and of Sinn Fein as I see it.

    What about this as an alternative. Let victims families have the option of allowing an amnesty in their case. In the end who else has the right to make the call.

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  3. Comment on Attwood launches unambiguous pro EU pitch for MEP job…
    on 9 November 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Alex Attwood was made for the European Parliament. He would love it and they would love him. Sadly that’s the biggest argument against sending him. All over Europe we need to elect people who will raise hell about the crazy economic policies the EU is following. A vote for a good pro-EU yes-man is a wasted vote. That goes for FF, FG and Labour in the south too. This is a time to make waves.

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  4. Comment on Ireland, WW1 and our great false choice.
    on 5 November 2013 at 11:05 pm

    By Ireland I mean the state not the island.

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  5. Comment on Ireland, WW1 and our great false choice.
    on 5 November 2013 at 11:04 pm

    The way to handle commemorations is for people to commemorate those who mean something to them and for everyone else to respect that. Hardly anybody wears a poppy in Ireland but hardly anybody objects to them either. Live and let live is the general attitude.

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  6. Comment on The Robinson Allister spat in the context of the Hass talks
    on 30 September 2013 at 4:17 pm

    The damage is, however, far from irrevocable: even with any unicorns who may still exist (if they ever did). Robinson simply has to go back to doing what he was doing successfully a few months ago: being Prime Minister of Northern Ireland in all but name.

    He really has to apologise too. he got it badly wrong about both Jim Allister and the family concerned, Common decency demands he withdraw and say sorry.

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  7. Comment on Sinn Fein have former Fianna Fail TD in the queue to stand for them in next year’s council elections…
    on 11 September 2013 at 9:39 am

    I think Sinn Fein refusing to admit someone because of past associations may have been a hard position to defend. We’ll see what this guy turns out like. The history of party-switchers is mixed. Other than the Democratic Left’s reverse takeover of Labour it’s hard to think of any that didn’t end in tears. The PDs are gone. Michael O’Leary didn’t last long in FG.

    I don’t think anyone ever fully trusts a switcher.

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  8. Comment on #RuthPatterson: Would I shed a tear, No.
    on 2 August 2013 at 2:01 pm

    This is one of those occasions where it would be great to see the unionist community dealing with it. If both sides would condemn their own extremists as a higher priority than finding fault with the other side we would make good progress.

    Just as it’s for nationalists to lead condemnation of dissidents this is one for the Orange side.

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  9. Comment on North Belfast kicks off…
    on 14 July 2013 at 9:30 am

    I can understand the indulgent approach to rioting when there was a danger of escalation threatening the peace but we can’t expect the police to act as a punch-bag forever. Nor of course do we want people shot dead in the streets.

    In football if the fans riot the club are fined. It’s time the leaders of the Orange Order were made financially responsible for the mayhem they bring on to the streets. As it stands their irresponsibility is cost free.

    Anyone applying to the parades commission should have to post a serious bond and if in the opinion of the police marchers cause trouble the bond should not be returned.

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  10. Comment on “You can’t put people in one of two boxes, it is much more complex now”
    on 14 July 2013 at 9:21 am

    If you are Catholic and believe in the Union and vote accordingly then sorry but you are not a unicorn. There have always been such people. The unicorn is the person who votes Sinn Fein or SDLP but would not vote for a united Ireland. They are the ones we never meet but who show up in the opinion polls.

    Catholic unionists are may not be as common as horses but they are certainly no more remarkable than donkeys.

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