IMC report published

The IMC report is now available online(pdf file) accompanied by a statement from Paul Murphy.

The BBC reports that, as expected, the IMC states that –

“In our view, Sinn Fein must bear its share of responsibility for the incidents,” said the commission.

“Some of its senior members, who are also members of PIRA (Provisional IRA), were involved in sanctioning the series of robberies.”

“Although we note Sinn Fein has said it is opposed to criminality of any kind, it appears at times to have its own definition of what constitutes a crime.”

The commission said it would have recommended the party’s exclusion from office if the assembly was still sitting.

In the absence of devolution, Secretary of State Paul Murphy should consider imposing financial penalties, it said.

It does not specify exactly what those measures should be.

N.B. Further posts fisking the IMC report will undoubtedly follow.

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