Is justice too much to trade for peace? Premium08 May 2014 | by Ivor Roberts
Legacy of the Troubles
Recent events in Northern Ireland serve as a reminder that due legal process has too often been sacrificed to stop a return to violence. But that should not mean, says a seasoned observer, abandoning the Good Friday Agreement or jeopardising the post-conflict achievements Northern Ireland’s peace process has had some fraught days. And we are certainly not out of the woods yet. The arrest and subsequent release of the Sinn Fein president, Gerry Adams, should not of itself endanger a peace process which has survived for nearly two decades. And yet the intemperate reaction from Republicans to an entirely legitimate, indeed obligatory, police investigation has dealt it shock waves. The Sinn Fein Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness’ attack on the Police Service of Northe
Register for free articles a month or subscribe now from £53* for 6 months unlimited access to article content.
Subscribe now and enjoy access to all parts of the tablet website, Including its 175 year archive...
Delivered to you each week
Read online / download on your iPad, iPhone, computer or Android device
For institutions: read online / download on your iPad, iPhone, computer or Android device. Email email@example.com for more information
Most Read Articles
Iron fists and velvet glovesPremium
Manage my subcription hereManage
Sign up for our newsletterSign Up