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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.

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