With great finesse, I have managed to re-locate myself to Dublin for the day, having spent the last three days within a mile and half walk from where John De Chastelain is expected to announce (according to Dublin sources) that his work with IRA is done. The choice of Harold Good is not a bad one. It hasn’t gone down well with DUP, but if his account is sufficiently graphic, he may just get this process off to a plausible start. Handing in the lot effectively makes the IRA history. Along with a standing down of vigilante and criminal activities, that should just about get us of (What Mitchell McLaughlin has termed) the last page of the l;ast chapter.
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