March 17, 2005

Trouble in Northern Ireland

Well, there's always been trouble in Northern Ireland, but this is trouble of a different sort. The IRA is in trouble with Catholics who might have supported them in the past over the murder of Robert McCartney, a Belfast Catholic who got mouthy with some Provos in a pub and was murdered for his trouble.

His sisters and his fiancee want justice. As was common in the past, the IRA offered to "take care" of matters for the ladies, preferring to keep it on an internal level rather than having the courts interfere. What's surprising is that the ladies refused and have taken the recent shitstorm over the IRA's refusal to disarm/dropping out of the peace process/alleged massive robbery of a Belfast bank to a whole new level.

Fausta has an excellent roundup on the story. Go read.

How this will play out, I have no idea. It should be interesting to watch, though.

Posted by Kathy at March 17, 2005 10:31 AM

Double thanks, Kathy!

Posted by: Fausta at March 17, 2005 10:48 AM
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