The 'cooling off' begins

And suddenly, it was all quiet up at Stomont, despite the front page headline from last night’s Belfast Telegraph.

Gerry Moriarty believes that Blair and Ahern are jointly flagging the necessity of the IRA to disarm before the Assembly can re-commence it’s business.

There are signs that the broad inconsistency in Unionist condemnation of paramilitaries, has not gone unnoticed in the US. This from yesterday’s Irish News; thanks to Paul Dunne and Newshound.

At home, both sides continue to blame one another.

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