Is it that easy to forget about the past?

More people on both sides are saying “forget about the past.” Is it as simple as that? Meeting victims of the Troubles, wounded members of the police or army and listening to a woman like Breige Voyle from Ballymurphy in West Belfast whose mother Joan Connolly was shot dead by a paratrooper’s bullet is very convincing of how hard it is to leave the past behind.

Discuss.