what a load of tosh ... As an ex-pro once said to may "where there's sport and money there's PEDS" they were all at it
and for god say he's a cheating sportsman not Rolf Harris
It's a bit of a false comparison to throw in Rolf Harris. Yes, Lance Armstrong is not a sex abuser, but that is not the standards he is being judged against.
A lot of cyclists used PED, but LA went further than most in terms of the scale. And as has been said he tried to destroy other people's careers and in a competitive sport you then to get one chance, you cant pick it up later when it turns out that he was wronged. All the while he was earning more from his doping than most other people. He also denied as long as he could. It's likely that he would never have admitted the truth if the case against him had not been so strong
Life is too short for this generation, and future generations, to perpetuate hatred based on the actions and/or experiences of their ancestors. Someone, somewhere, at some point, has to be the one to say "enough".
With the "no surrender" mentality from both sets of the religious divide it won't happen, and as they seem to be turning their attention to the immigrants it is unlikely an influx of new people will resolve Ireland's problems
Re "no surrender" - there is a debate in the UK regarding British values. David Cameron has talked about being more muscular in promoting British values. That is rather a 'no surrender' type of attitude. Why point the finger at "the Irish" for no surrender" but not recognise it in you own country?