When Ed Moloney gave his initial reaction to the IRA statement, on RTE’s News at One he was met with a barrage of ad hominem attacks from SF ally Niall O’Dowd and, more particularly, former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds – listen here. Moloney expanded on the theme in an Irish Examiner article the following day, and the Sunday Herald carried another astute article by him yesterday “No matter what was in the IRA statement of this week, there can be little doubt that these activities [IRA criminality] will continue, and may even intensify.”.. it’s an issue on which, according to the only available poll, 87% of people seem to agree with him.
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