Paul Colgan looks at the rapid reversal in the fortunes of the Republican movement. Considering much of the trouble it has found itself in has arisen out of difficult to falsify speculation over the activities of its armed wing, that it now faces a difficult choice between further political progress and retaining its guns. As Colgan puts it, “it’s options are limited”.
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