Though it seems to be carrying little weight in the actual election itself, the issue of whether or not the IRA is actually ready for standing down continues to bubble under. Hugh Orde declares he’s waiting for actions rather than words. Thus far he’s not seen anything that the IRA has any intention of winding up its operations.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty