NIall Stanage believes the Donaldson affair casts light on the dark heart of Northern Ireland. Former Secretary of State Paul Murphy however points to the indisputable fact that someone was gathering material up at Stormont. Pretty much everyone else is pointing at Sinn Fein. Damien Kiberd argues that the next move must come from the British to reign in its intelligence forces. Hugh Orde denies the Stormont shutdown was anything to do with the Police, rather it was “people stealing documents from government offices”.
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