Martina Devlin: Axing shamed regiment is best way to say sorry

Jun 17, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Kildare Nationalist

When I was growing up in the North, we had a teacher who used to hold up a warning hand at pupils who gave her "the dog ate my homework" style excuses.

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humberman99

Tredegar, UK

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Jun 18, 2010
 
Martina Devlin is talking the usual guinness fuelled famine ballad singer rubbish. She sits in a neutral country that has not the guts to join NATO, and issued sympathy to the demise of Herr Hitler. With apologies to those that did serve. The Paras are an honourable fighting force, and to put them in the same blog as Devlin warrants an apology. She is dirt.
Peaceful-Catholi c

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Jun 29, 2010
 
The UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair, who set-up the Bloody Sunday, said when announcing it to Parliament:
“Bloody Sunday was different because, where the state's own authorities are concerned, we must be as sure as we can of the truth, precisely because we pride ourselves on our democracy and respect for the law...”
Of course a great many - indeed too many - innocent people were murdered during the "troubles" by various paramilitaries. But, unless we're saying we don't trust our security services or should hold paramilitaries up to the same standard, then we have a right to demand investigations if there is clear evidence they may not have acted within the law.
Peaceful-Catholi c

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Jun 29, 2010
 
Some verifiable facts about the "troubles" in Ireland, which you can will easily find using Goggle:

First Soldier Killed - 15th August 1969, British Royal Marine, Hugh McCabe, shot dead by RUC Police while visiting his Catholic mothers' home in lower Falls Road, Belfast.

First Policeman killed – 11th October 1969, RUC Constable Victor Arbuckle, shot dead by an Ulster loyalist gang on the Shankill Road, Belfast.

First Child Killed – 14th August 1969, 10yr old Catholic boy Patrick Rooney shot dead by RUC Police, while in his bed-room, being comforted in the arms of former British Soldier father, Conelius Ronney,in the lower Falls Road, Belfast.

First Paramilitary Killed – 15th August 1969, Gerald McAuley (PIRA Finna Na Eireann Volunteer) shot dead while defending his Catholic home against the infamous arson attacks on dozens of Catholic homes, by hundreds of Ulster Loyalists in Bombay Street, lower Falls Road district, Belfast.

First Explosion – 21st October 1969, Ulster Loyalist gang plant a bomb in an electricity sub-station on outskirts of Belfast.
humberman99

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Jul 1, 2010
 
Ireland will never be united whilst it has a foreign force on the island, being sinn fein.

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