IRA needs to recognise the state

The Newsletter on Tuesday notes a rift in the British and Irish governments on Sinn Fein, with the Irish taking the more hawkish position. It cites John O’Donohue’s argument that more that resumption of government will require more than an absence of violence. In effect, the IRA would need to recognise the monopoly of state force.

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