The credibility question

In the Belfast Telegraph, Chris Thornton reminds us why many are sceptical of Sinn Féin’s denials, by way of this quote from Gerry Adams, – “‘The IRA has denied any involvement and I accept that’.. Crimes like this, he added, ‘can play no part in the republican struggle..’” Not the Sinn Féin president’s reaction to the Northern Bank robbery, but a quote from, as Thornton puts it, “June 1996, after a gang of IRA men killed Garda Jerry McCabe while robbing a post office van in Adare, Co Limerick.”