“I presume the speech was not a single transferable one..”

It didn’t make it into the minsterial press release which accompanied Caitriona Ruane’s visit to St Colm’s High School Twinbrook yesterday, in her official capacity as Northern Ireland Education Minister, but BBC political editor Mark Devenport informs us that

During a lengthy speech she expressed sadness that the film about the Irish Civil War “The Wind That Shakes The Barley” had drawn criticism. Exhorting the pupils to do their best, she said people should be thankful to Bobby Sands for paving the way towards a better future for young people.

Fine. Again.. Adds SDLP Cllr Matthew McDermott was in the audience.