Government bid to find IRA arms list

The much-feared split within the Provisional IRA may yet happen if decommissioning is pursued, according to a statement from disaffected members, writes Crime Correspondent Barry O'Kelly.

27th November, 2004

The government has approached associates of the IRA's former quartermaster general, seeking an inventory of its arms.

The informal approach was made within the last three weeks to associates of Michael McKevitt, the one-time leader of the Real IRA, according to informed republican sources. They have so far refused to provide any assistance about the location of the IRA's arms dumps.

The Sunday Business Post understands that the emissary, a respected public figure, made two...

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