Murphy: Criminality must end before talks begin

The first sign that there is likely to be any serious political (as opposed to purely financial) penalties for Sinn Fein for the activities of the IRA. Paul Murphy tells them that there will be no further negotiation until IRA criminality is dealt with. The Belfast Telegraph reports Bertie Ahern’s message to the IRA as: “Your time is up.”

  • aquifer

    Sounds tough, but is he just handing the initiative to the red diesel rafia?

  • alex s

    All Murphy is doing is stating the obvious and the sooner that particular penny drops with Sinn Fein the better.

  • ShayPaul

    Murphy should deal with all criminality, if he really wants to be credible with everyone.