Your newspaper runs the risk of losing its reputation for accuracy if you continue to refer to the Troubles as “sectarian conflict” – the most recent example being the article “Dublin urges compromise at the border” (Maintenance31 December). It not only diminishes the involvement of British security forces, but also cancels the experience of British victims of the conflict.
If you want to continue with this, please explain how events such as the murder of protesters in Derry by British paratroopers and the Birmingham and Brighton bombings (three of many possible examples) fit into this framework of “sectarian conflict”?
Tomas Mac Sheoin
Ballinamore, County Leitrim, Ireland