Grave issues should not be reduced to comedy by some unionists or denials by Sinn Fein.
What is required is war on organised crime, the pursuit of criminality to the four corners of Ireland and for the IRA, UDA, UVF influences, control and structures to be gone and gone for good.
That is the collective will of Irish democracy.
It has ever been.
It must not again be denied or flouted.
Alex Attwood, SDLP MLA West Belfast