Magazine April 20, 2009, Issue


A man walks past Irish Republican Army graffiti in west Belfast, December 7, 2004. (Paul McErlane/Reuters )

Keeping the Peace 
In the April 6 issue’s “The Week,” you ran a paragraph about the recent attacks on soldiers and policemen in Northern Ireland. The piece unfairly and incorrectly stated that the “Troubles” have never really ended. True, tensions still exist between Nationalists and Unionists, but the peace process that achieved the Good Friday Agreement (1998) and the subsequent IRA disarmament and regional devolution is still intact and extremely successful.

What’s more, the radical mosquito groups responsible for the attacks not only lack popular support, but also lack the support of old Republican hardliners.

Christopher D. Mercado
Merrillville, Ind.

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