Nobody has ever been tried for the 1994 Loughinisland massacre but police arrested two journalists. It’s a scandal worthy of Kafka

Those who investigate the dark aftermath of conflict walk on dangerous ground. The murder by dissident republicans of Lyra McKee in April was a chilling reminder that there are paramilitaries who are still intent on dragging us back into the hostilities of the past. Another case that has been playing out in Northern Ireland’s legal system is a shocking warning that this may also be true of the police.

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