Why truth in the North is still an impossible target

A Truth Commission is out of the question because the dramatis personae of the Troubles are part of the system.

31st January, 2009

I suppose if you live long enough, you will see everything. I found it rich with irony that last Tuesday’s public report from the Eames-Bradley Consultative Group on the Past was delivered in the Europa hotel, Belfast.

For those of us who covered the Troubles, that hotel is a virtual photo gallery of memories. For me, these memories began on the night after internment was introduced in August 1971 when, with a group...

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