The view from Ardoyne…

PA had a reporter in Danny Molly’s Bar when the IRA statement was broadcast.The major emotion was fear for the possibility that they were to be left defenceless in the face of loyalist paramilitaries – who still have all their guns and show few signs of giving them up.

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

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