IMC: IRA put its members ahead of justice…

Though the media hysteria over the murder of Robert McCartney has cooled since St Patrick’s day, the issue hasn’t gone away. And as Dan McGinn reports, it’s not going to go away anytime soon. The IMC report accepts that it was not a planned operation, but hints that some of those involved may have believed they were acting under the direction of a senior IRA man:”After the event there was prompt PIRA intervention to protect its members and to obstruct the investigation, including by cleaning up the scene and by the intimidation of witnesses. By their immediate and subsequent interventions, PIRA put the organisation and its members ahead of justice.”

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