Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Home Opinion Letters

Jail restaurant story leaves very bad taste

Published 02/09/2016

I must take issue with the article recently by Mr Henry McDonald (August 31). It highlights two ex-IRA prisoners and their visit to a restaurant in Crumlin Road Gaol.

They apparently had been detained at a time during our troubled past. They were invited to comment on the new food and to draw a comparison to what they had during their detention.

May I suggest that the article was in "bad taste" considering both men in all probability were detained there in connection with alleged terrorist activity.

One could argue this was another example of the possible glorification of terrorism. As to Mr McDonald, who I respect as a well versed journalist, I think he got this one wrong. I think we should leave the culinary expertise to the professionals like Joris Minne who provides an analysis on the restaurant on page 13 of the same paper to avoid leaving the rest of us with a bad taste in our mouths.


Online Editors

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph