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.”

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