No pun intended I’m sure, but the Examiner reports that Gerry Adams is to rally the Sinn Fein troops before the final act of decommissioning is to take place. He’s already visited the last official IRA prisoners in Castlerea, and there’s to be a large party gathering tonight, in advance of his first meeting with the Taoiseach since the Northern Bank robbery. It also notes dissatisfaction amongst SF insiders as to how the last IRA statement was received.
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