It only took them 32 years.
Sorry if this has been mentioned here before, I couldn't see it.
I sure the family of the girl will be happy with this statement, as they did request it.
They origionally blamed it on the British. Do they now understand why we dont trust them? Maybe 30 years from now they'll release a statement saying 'actually, we robbed the Northern Bank, not the Brits. Sorry!'
It does beg the question as to how many more things have been wrongly blamed on the security forces.Originally Posted by padraig
Does anyone know if the statement included an explanation, or was it just an apology?
I presume it was an accidental shooting.
Nothing will motivate the lazy / apathetic / Americanised / west-British types to embrace their culture and the Irish language.
Maybe this is a precursor to another imminent statement.
All great truths begin as blasphemies!
Lads, is there any value in turning this into another political football?
Nobody will reconsider anything following this
(of course it is primarily a matter for her family)
so lets just reflect on a lost life, one of many from that era.
Maybe it's an attempt by the IRA to buy more time.Originally Posted by edifice.
Typical comment from Coughlan: "It does beg the question as to how many more things have been wrongly blamed on the security forces."
But on the other hand, it does reveal that the IRA can apologise and admit the truth for operations that went wrong.
Can you quote any similar examples of the Brits apologising or admitting the truth? Any example at all? Even one??
Well said WTD. A lot of things happened during those times that shouldn't, but theres no point in raking over the coals of every single incident.Originally Posted by watch-this-drive
Hopefully this era is behind us once and for all.
1,197 people agree with me.. how many agree with you ?