Have we got it?

Martin McGuinness, before leaving for the US: “Hard choices hard decisions have to be made and I believe the Republican movement is up for it”. Intriguingly, he went on to speak about bringing the peace process to an end. Right political noise, but will they follow through with actions to match? Channel 4 News political correspondent Gary Gibbon in Belfast tonight noted: “I suspect that tomorrow evening we will have something in our hands that we can take away and study. It will have to be in clear English, not the tortuous prose of previous IRA statements. And the word is the governments think they’ve got it!” If so, it will simply be step one on a long tortuous road expected by optimists to last between a year and 18 months.

  • Keith M

    The early morning new coverage on this RTE radio nearly made me throw up my corn flakes. According to RTE correspondant Tommy O’Rourke, McGuinness was being accompanied by Rita O’Hare who would be “flanking him” on his journey. The only problem is that at the hour of the morning your ears can play terrible tricks on you!

  • Alan McDonald

    The last time Rita O’Hare tried to come to the USA she was turned away. Maybe she’ll have better luck this time, now that she’s a Flanker.

  • David Vance

    A pair of flankers?

  • Napper

    Well, the BBC is reporting that Sean Kelly has just been released from prison so I would imagine the IRA statement will come very soon now.

  • roddy

    Will the loyalists match the gesture by freeing the people of Garnerville estate.