Brian Feeney is a leading nationalist commentator and frequent broadcaster on Northern Ireland affairs. He was an SDLP councillor for sixteen years. He is co-author of Lost Lives: the story of the men, women and children killed in the Northern Ireland troubles.
Seamus Mallon’s proposals in his memoirs to undo fundamental aspects of the Good Friday Agreement have received a lot of attention from predictable sympathetic quarters in the BBC and RTÉ and some newspapers.
THE point has already been well made by others, including Fionnuala O Connor here yesterday, that Fr Magill's remarks last Thursday were a classic example of the injunction, "first cast the beam out of your own eye and then you will see clearly to cast the mote out of your brother's eye".