The late (great?) Vincent Hannah once described the peace process as ‘forever dancing on the brink’. Jim Gibney believes the IRA is almost ready to move on: “The leadership of armed republicanism has outlined the circumstances in which it will encourage its activists and supporters to employ purely peaceful strategies this side of British withdrawal”. Martin McGuinness hinted on Newsnight last night that the Westminster elections may see some renewed efforts.
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