Pol O’Muiri tracks back to August when Mark Durkan first started to refer to the potential for the state getting covered by the very legislation that Sinn Fein was calling for to excuse the on-the-runs from going through any serious judicial review as far back as August of this year. On the surface, with the legislation due to change through parliament, there seems little for Sinn Fein but to sit tight bear the strain and wait until fuss dies down.
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