Police forces must decide if Provos are terrorists or just ordinary criminals
Published 21/10/2015 | 00:00
After two months of raging controversy, with a fallout that included the destabilisation of Stormont, it all appears now to boil down to a question of definition.
What constitutes an army council or a military department in a former terrorist organisation that has officially ceased to operate?
When do senior Provisional IRA figures lose their titles, even though they still wield the power they enjoyed over their underlings and their terrified communities?