Magazine
Latest Issue

A ghost at the talks

Loyalist grievances have been threatening the Northern Ireland talks. But, says Nick Martin-Clark, attention will shift to an old nationalist wound-the unfinished business of Bloody Sunday

By Nick Martin-Clark   February 1998

I hope there will be no more Enniskillens and I am deeply sorry about what happened in Enniskillen”-Gerry Adams speaking on Remembrance Sunday 1997 about the 11 people who died ten years ago while attending a memorial service at the town cenotaph. Previous expressions of regret include: “I make the point very consciously that what the IRA did was wrong.” Adams will not be drawn into speaking for the IRA, and the etiquette of the distinction between the two faces of the republican movement precludes an apology from Sinn Fein. The IRA, however, is capable of speaking for itself and,…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to letters@prospect-magazine.co.uk

More From Prospect