Carál Ní Chuilín, MLA and Gerry Kelly, MLA are both open and proud on their previous membership of a now defunct branch of Óglaigh na hÉireann. Both served prison sentences for bombing campaigns in areas mainly used by ‘civilians’ on behalf of that IRA.
When the most recent in a long line of British ‘Chief Constables’ controlling policing in the north of Ireland needed a comparative for the recent extended disruption on the Antrim Road, he choose the Omagh bomb.
He did not compare it with the bombs of the IRA the two north Belfast MLAs are linked with – when more accurate comparisons could have been found by the dozens.
Former IRA Volunteer Chuilan was asked directly (20mins in):
If you knew Caral, would you turn them in?
She answered with a simple and unspinnable: