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Malachi O'Doherty

Why Northern Ireland is just too boring to feature in the national media

Malachi O'Doherty


Politics here make no impact at Westminster where real decisions are made, argues Malachi O'Doherty

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Tony Blair

Why, asks an old friend, does the British media not care what happens here? Ian Acheson was writing in The Critic about the decision of Fermanagh and Omagh District council to debate a motion opposing the extradition of Liam Campbell to Lithuania.

Liam Campbell was convicted in a civil hearing of the murder of 29 people in the Omagh bomb of 1998.

Why would the council of an area that had been attacked in such a brutal way seek to spare the bomber from criminal prosecution in another country? It is not as if the other country is one with uncivilised standards of justice like China or the United States. Lithuania is a member of the European Union.