Last Sunday’s Indo carried this letter to the editor from a woman by the name of Una Heaton:
Sir -Thank you for your excellent articles regarding the life and death of Martin McGuinness; your columnists displayed an excellent opinion of the non-apologist terrorist (Sun Indo March 28). Writers such as Eoghan Harris, Fergal Keane, Ruth Dudley Edwards, Eilis O’Hanlon, Brendan O’Connor and the many letter writers expressed honest views.
It was wrong of our President to attend his funeral and to have our national flag flown at half mast in Dail Eireann, for a man who went to his grave without a morsel of regret or the word ‘sorry.’
Gerry Adams is trying his damnedest to rewrite history, let him not be allowed with the press challenging him every time.
We must never forget the real men and women of peace.
North Circular Road
,This fan of the Blueshirt rag and that merry band of contributors she mentions would like us to ignore the facts about Martin McGuinness’ contribution to the peace process and to reconciliation. She would want us to accept the opinions of pro-British propagandists who spew out vitriol week after week. This letter reveals very clearly what we who argue in favour of Irish unity are up against in the south/Free State. It is going to be a difficult task to convince a majority in the south of the need to bring about change and a united Ireland in the interests of the people of the whole island. As well as persuading a section of Unionism in the northern six counties to consider the benefits of Irish reunification it is clear that we have a big job on hand to persuade a section of Blueshirt British that the best future for all the people of this island is within a reunified Ireland. How that is structured is for the people to decide over the coming months and years. It is now clear that Brexit has changed everything on this island and makes the consideration of Irish reunification an urgent necessity- that is, if we are to put the interests of the Irish people and the future of the young people of Ireland before those of the Brexiteers in England.