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Northern Ireland has bigger issues than Corbyn’s IRA views

For many of us actually affected by IRA violence, the most offensive aspect of the current debate is not Corbyn's comments but being used as a cheap political point.

By Siobhan Fenton  

While pundits ask Jeremy Corbyn about the IRA, actual issues like womens

Many in Northern Ireland have been greatly surprised to find that our little region is now top billing on news bulletins. As one of the smallest and most overlooked portions of the UK, Northern Ireland seldom gets a look in when it comes to general elections. Labour and the Liberal Democrats don’t bother running candidates there, while the Conservatives do so only as a symbolic gesture to their unionist…

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