Not in our name - Deluded and dangerous

That killer Rose Lynch shouted “tiocfaidh ár lá” as she was led away to serve a life sentence for murdering David Darcy must concern anyone who cares for this democracy.

That she did so on the 15th anniversary of the democratically endorsed Good Friday Agreement puts her in an altogether different category of criminal.

That her father says he is proud of her suggests the immorality, and the kind of vacant mind, that facilitated decades of pointless terror on this island.

Capital punishment is no longer acceptable in our society, but Lynch, should she ever be rational enough to do so, should give thanks that the issue will never come to a vote because her evil behaviour is as strong and as frightening an argument for its restoration as you are likely to see.

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