The McCartney story has all manner of interesting twists. The submission of on ex IRA volunteer to Musgrave Street PSNI station must certainly be one of them. It has led to a change in tone from Gerry Adams on the BBC. Athough McCartney’s sister have another view of the situation.
“I say that mindful of all the difficulties that we have had trying to straighten out and get a proper judicial system and so on, but I think that this is such a serious situation.”
The IRA said one of those expelled made a statement to a solicitor and called on the others to take responsibility. Two of the men dismissed were described by the IRA as “high ranking volunteers”.
The expulsions came after what the IRA called “an investigation” into last month’s killing.
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