De Chastelain still in Ireland and still waiting

Barney Rowan, the BBC’s security editor, believes that rumours of an IRA act of decommissioning this week were premature and that in effect there’s little progress to be expected until future political arrangements are agreed amongst the review parties.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty

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