Tuesday 6 December 2016

How can you tell when republicans are telling you lies? Their lips move

Sinn Fein peddle so many lies because it doesn't think the rest of us are even entitled to the truth, writes Eilis O'Hanlon

Eilis O'Hanlon

Published 25/10/2015 | 02:30

TISSUE OF LIES: GerryAdams (with glasses) was never in the IRA
TISSUE OF LIES: GerryAdams (with glasses) was never in the IRA

Of all the disputed words and phrases which incited passions during the Troubles, few were as hotly contested as "Sinn Fein/IRA".

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Now those who insisted that grouping IRA volunteers and SF activists together as members of the same indistinguishable movement was the most accurate way of describing the enmeshed relationship between them have been proved right all along.

Who says? Irish republicans. That's the striking thing about the independent report published last week into the current status of paramilitary structures in the North, which was carried out following the murder of Kevin McGuigan.

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