A discussion on Politics.ie yesterday about Martin Ferris's appearce on The Political Party (tv3) led to a reference to him as a murderer, the basis being, that as he was convicted of gun running, that he should then be held responsible (if even partially) based on the assumption some of those guns may have been used to kill people.
This morning's Irish Independent covers this very point.
SINN Fein's Martin Ferris said he accepted "collective responsibility" for all deaths attributed to the IRA. The Kerry TD was asked on TV3's 'The Political Party' last night if he had killed people. "I'm not going to comment whether I did or not. I will take collective responsibility for every person the IRA were responsible for killing during the period of the last 30 years," he said.
Is 'collective' responsibility still responsibility?