Noel Russell

Noel Russell is News Editor of the Catholic Irish News in Belfast.

In a dingy waiting-room in Sinn Fein’s Falls Road headquarters in Belfast there is a mural of the Maze Prison – Long Kesh, as Republicans call it. Above it are painted the faces of IRA martyrs, and these verses:’

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