Tuesday 24 January 2017

This report has blown away myths about the IRA and shaken the accepted wisdom on Sinn Féin

Suzanne Breen

Published 21/10/2015 | 02:30

New report: Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers
New report: Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers

There are dynamite lines in the report into paramilitary activity in Northern Ireland which shakes what has until recently been the accepted wisdom on Sinn Féin and the IRA to the core.

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The IRA, we were told time and time again, are on ceasefire, have decommissioned every weapon they ever possessed, and have ceased to exist.

This report blows away these myths and is much franker and blunter in parts than some cynics, including myself, thought it would be.

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