Orde expected to speak today…

Hugh Orde is expected by all and sundry to point the finger at the IRA later today as the prime movers behind the Northern Bank heist. However don’t expect any early outcomes. Whatever Hugh Orde says now will be of little consequence until there is clear evidence one way or the other. But given the enormous scale of the heist, it’s unlikely to disappear from police radar for a very long time to come.

Update: Blair gets heavy too.

Update to the update: It is thought Mr Orde’s comments today could have short and long-term implications for the Good Friday Agreement..

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