Tagged on to the end of another story, is reference to an alleged report from the taoiseach’s office that there was a discussion within the IRA’s leadership over whether they should go for a a ‘spectacular’ in Britain, or the bank robbery. The story is not publicly sourced, however it does raise the important question of whether the IRA might now choose to use the hiatus to send a similiar message to that of the Canary Wharf bomb of 1996? Certainly Martin McGuinness believes the process is moving onto dangerous ground.
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