Jim Cusack in the Sunday Independent claims SF man chief suspect in killing. The murder of another man in a Pub in Dublin could do great damage to both SF and the IRA if, as claimed, it is linked to the IRA taking protection money from drug dealers.some paragraphs from the beginning and end of the article:
“THE chief suspect in the murder of a man in a Dublin pub last Sunday night is a well-known IRA man who doubles as a Sinn Fein election activist and has worked for TD Aengus O Snodaigh.
Seven of O Snodaigh’s other election workers were jailed for IRA membership last November and December after gardai thwarted an attempted lorry hijacking and uncovered an IRA spying ring aimed at Dail members.”
“Mr Curran had previously spoken out about the fact that local IRA figures were involved in taking “protection” money from well-known drug dealers in the south inner city. In return for these payments the IRA allow the dealers to continue with their evil business.
Unlike the murder of Robert McCartney by the IRA in Belfast, a number of witnesses have come forward.”
Of course it has to be remembered that this is from the Sunday Independent and by Jim Cusack!