Pól Ó Lorcáin
Paul Larkin

Chroniclers are privileged to enter where they list, to come and go through keyholes, to ride upon the wind, to overcome in their soarings up and down, all obstacles of distance, time and place.
Charles Dickens - Barnaby Rudge, Chapter The Ninth

Smithwick – RTÉ nails its political colours to the mast - the now discredited RUC are the good guys and the IRA is the “enemy”

A depressingly necessary preamble -

What I say below does not for a moment mean that I am insensitive to the pain of a family who has lost a loved one; be that police officers as in this case, or families of Irish republicans, or of pro British loyalists. It also goes without saying that the families of uninvolved civilians probably bear the worst pain of all from events provoked by the "Troubles". Only the out of touch - fossilised in Dublin 4 - Irish media makes a distinction – as we shall see, viewing the lives of RUC men as more deserving of investigation and commemoration than the thousands of victims of a sectarian state underpinned by successive British governments.
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