Matelots Linky A sign of changing times. What's more enlightening is the muted response from the shinners and the defence of the school's principal of the decision. A welcome move toward the direction of a semblance of normality? Keeping in mind recent reports of a rise in the number of applicants to the British Army from the Irish Republic, what's the odds of a similar move by the army or crabs into recruitment from parts of Northern Ireland traditionally adverse to taking the shilling? I'm not suggesting the time is right for the Para's to rock up on a recruitment drive at a high school on the Falls road, but the likes of R IRISH perhaps?