Peace as a 'public good'…

Jim Maguire of the Western People makes an analogy between Sinn Fein’s position viz a viz the Peace Process and the response of the drinks industry in the Republic to speculation that regulation on the sales of alcohol may be taken out of their hands:

“Just as public health considerations must take precedence over the commercial interests of the drinks industry so must constitutional consensus replace the private ambitions of the physical force advocates”.

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