Tuesday 6 December 2016

They haven't gone away you know, Commissioner

Paul Williams

Published 21/10/2015 | 00:00

Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan states it has never been the 'position of An Garda Síochána that PIRA has disbanded and, accordingly, ceased to exist'
Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan states it has never been the 'position of An Garda Síochána that PIRA has disbanded and, accordingly, ceased to exist'

The revelation that the IRA army council still exists and has not gone away, despite the strenuous claims of Gerry Adams and his cohorts in Sinn Féin, is alarming.

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But equally of serious concern is that the two reports reveal several disparities between the two security services, who, we are constantly being reminded, enjoy the closest of close cross- border co-operation.

The report by the PSNI/MI5 presents as a frank and honest depiction of paramilitary groups while the one from An Garda Síochána presents as a watered-down fudge.

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