“We were given assurances..”

In the Sunday Times, John Mooney picks up on the detail, noted here, of 2.5kg of Semtex and 2 detonators, and 500 rounds of ammunition, found by Gardaí in County Meath. RTÉ reports that 2 men have been charged in connection with the finds. From the Sunday Times report

Gardai are trying to establish whether the bomb-making materials were “stolen” from the IRA or given by republicans to a third party to sell. Gardai are carrying out searches of farmland in Cavan and the IRA is also believed to be conducting its own investigation.