Would Sinn Féin in Government award pardons, medals and pensions to former IRA Volunteers?
I often wondered how Sinn Féin would deal with its past in Government. Would they give pardons to former Volunteers who were convicted in the Republic's Courts or would they allow convictions to stand on Volunteers?
Would they award Volunteers service medals or decorations?
Would those who spend years in prison be given pensions?
Would they give any more State Funerals to fallen Volunteers who would be re-interred?
If the Struggle was justified then recognition for the participants who participated in the "war" would be expected as night follows day.
If there is no recognition it must be interpreted that the struggle was not justified!