And what about IRA criminality?

That’s what the Irish Examiner is asking. It notes that Gerry Adams may have deftly shifted the focus away from IRA criminality and onto a possible act of decommissioning (or possibily none). In simply switching the focus of public conjecture he may have done enough to let the question slide, at least for the duration of the campaign.

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