'Ireland should show some initiative by helping to secure the release of Farc hostage Ingrid Betancourt'
How could "Ireland" best do that?
We need to send someone with a bit of experience in the area, someone who can speak the FARC's language (in more ways than one).
Someone who wouldn't be missed at home for however long it takes to get the job done (let's say, hmmm, several...years or so?).