No IRA statement before election

Sinn Féin President, Gerry Adams, has told RTE that he does not expect the IRA to respond to his call to give up their armed struggle, before the Westminster election on May 5 (click on audio link at bottom of article).

Adams rejected assertions that his statement was an election stunt and he said that this initiative was bigger than the election. Will the lack of an IRA statement on its future intentions affect the Sinn Féin vote?

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