Hang 'Em High! The famous Clint Eastwood Western title should be the new joint policy of the Dáil and Stormont for convicted vermin who murder police officers, such as Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe.
And if I was Taoiseach or First Minster, I would have the convicted killers of my close chum PSNI Constable Steven Carroll dangling from the hangman's noose rather than serving jail terms in cosy Maghaberry.
Sadly, if the Northern parties cannot get a permanent resolution to the Union flag dispute before the Loyalist Marching Season kicks off over Easter, it's only a matter of time before a copper is killed.
The hunt for the scum who murdered Garda Donohoe has become a cross-border operation, so we need an all-island law to dish out the death penalty for convicted thugs who kill police officers, whether on and off duty.
The time for pussy footing around with these scumbag 'crims' is over. The gloves must come off. Coppers have human rights, too.
Every school pupil should be shown the Tom Hanks Hollywood blockbuster, The Green Mile, which shows executions using the electric chair in an American prison death row.
With all this European Court and Convention of Human Rights, there's no chance the death penalty will be granted for any convicted murder.
That would be another advantage of Ireland and the UK dumping Europe – we could all re-introduce capital punishment for convicted cop killers.
There would be no lily-livered Eurocrats telling our judges how to punish the trash of society.
How much dosh was wasted looking after convicted cop killers on both sides of the Irish border during the conflict? How many new nursing or teaching jobs could that have created? How many new schools and hospitals could that money have opened?
Just as there is a hierarchy of victims for the Troubles, there's also a hierarchy of crimes which deserve execution as the only sane response – and top of the list is murdering peelers.
Given the heinous brutality of how both Garda and RUC/PSNI officers have been killed, death by lethal jab seems a cop-out form of execution; just gently dozing off into a permanent sleep.
And the Dáil and Stormont must not make the same blunder which General Maxwell – often dubbed Bloody Maxwell – committed in 1916 when he had the main leaders of the Dublin Easter Rising shot by firing squad.
Maxwell was warned not to shoot the rebel leaders, even though Britain was knee-deep in the blood and guts of World War One at the time. By shooting them, in a matter of seconds he converted them from irritating idealists into legendary martyrs.
Imagine how dissident republicans or violent loyalists would be portrayed as heroes if they were shot by firing squad after being convicted of murdering coppers?
Perhaps the real answer to the scourge of cop killers is to form unique all-island special forces units with the legal powers to shoot on sight any known murderer.
And before all you trendy liberals out there start mouthing off about the evils of a 'shoot to kill' policy, just get an eyeful of the terrific Hollywood flick in the cinemas presently, Zero Dark Thirty – the no-nonsense tale of how international terrorist Osama bin Laden was hunted down and executed.
If US President Obama, one of the most liberal holders of the Oval Office in the history of America, can order the 'shoot to kill' execution of bin Laden, surely Stormont and the Dáil should have no conscience about ridding Ireland of the social cancer of cop killing?
Ireland is already a dangerous world in which to be a bobby on the beat. The buggers who murder our police officers must get it though their thick skulls – kill one of our coppers, and you die either fry in the chair if caught, or gunned down in the streets or your bed by special units.