Comment: North remains awash with legal firearms

A few years ago, former taoiseach Albert Reynolds remarked in a radio interview: ‘‘The North is awash with weapons.”

18th February, 2006

A few years ago, former taoiseach Albert Reynolds remarked in a radio interview: ‘‘The North is awash with weapons.”

Reynolds was not referring only to IRA weapons - and his observation is still more accurate today, even after IRA decommissioning.

The recriminations triggered by the claim in the eighth IMC report that some IRA weapons might have been retained, diverted public attention from an other arsenal building up in the North –...

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