Elaine Byrne: Rush to ‘move on’ from Stanley tweet fails victims all over again

How we address the past matters because it reveals our underlying beliefs, attitudes and values as a people

6th December, 2020
Elaine Byrne: Rush to ‘move on’ from Stanley tweet fails victims all over again
Brian Stanley has apologised for his offensive tweet, should that be enough? Picture: Gareth Chaney/Collins

“kilmicheal (1920) and narrow water (1979) the 2 IRA operations that taught the elite of d British army and the establishment the cost of occupying Ireland. Pity for everyone they were such slow learners.”

Brian Stanley, the Sinn Féin TD, has since apologised for what he described as this “inappropriate and insensitive” tweet. And we should all move on.

The chair of the Public Accounts Committee has acknowledged that glorifying...

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