Republican expects negative Unionist response

Stephen Dempster quotes an unnamed Republican source who fears a negative reaction from Unionists to an expected positive IRA response to Gerry Adams’ call for them to pursue a politics only route forward will be negative and sceptical. Dempster notes that “Unionists have treated this debate with scepticism, claiming that Mr Adams already knew the outcome”.

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