No Easy Thing to Address the Burden of the Past

Mark Lindsay, Chair, Police Federation for Northern Ireland

There’s an entire generation in Northern Ireland for whom the ‘Troubles’ were something that happened before they were born. They never woke up to the latest news of appalling terrorist actions or the misery they left in their wake. It’s now twenty years since the Belfast Agreement which was to transform Northern Ireland; end the […]

Dealing With The Past Is Next Big Challenge

Mark Lindsay, Chair, Police Federation for Northern Ireland Dealing With The Past Is Next Big Challenge

Dealing with the past can often impact badly on the here and now, and nowhere else is that more the case than Northern Ireland. Legacy is a potentially toxic issue. Since the 1998 Belfast or Good Friday Agreement, which was supposed to signal an end to terrorism and deliver lasting peace, the past has been […]