Wednesday July 15, 2020

Who will fill IRA vacuum?

“They have already gone away, you know,” an IRA veteran said sourly last week, ahead of the formal declaration instructing all volunteers to hand up their arms.

30th July, 2005

“They have already gone away, you know,” an IRA veteran said sourly last week, ahead of the formal declaration instructing all volunteers to hand up their arms.

The man's ironic twist on the famous remark by Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams some years ago - “they haven't gone away, you know'‘ - reflects the unease felt by some republicans about the behind-the-scenes moves leading up to last week's historic announcement that the IRA...

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