“How peace can sometimes get in the way of justice…”

In case you missed it last night (and you’ve not read Katherine McCartney’s book Walls of Silence, Al Jazeera’s People and Power programme on the Robert McCartney killing has a good a review of the matter itself and political complications arising. Neither the PSNI nor Sinn Fein were available to speak to the documentary crew.

Katherine McCartney towards the end:

“His name is always going to be associated with the demise of the IRA. So those people, those IRA men who went down that night by doing what they did they brought down, or certainly put a nail in the coffin of their own organisation.”

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