HERE’S the situation, one we’ve started exploring below, but just to spell it out… The Security Minister says the IRA isn’t involved in criminal activity. The police’s most senior detective says it is. The IMC will have the final say in a few days time. They all, presumably, are receiving the same intelligence, so it’s all in the interpretation. Does anyone get the feeling we’re about to have a big debate over the difference – if you see one – between the IRA being involved in crime as an organisation on one hand, and individual IRA members carrying out criminal activity for personal gain on the other? Where is the line drawn? The DUP have called for the Minister’s scalp anyway. It sets the scene for predictably protracted negotiations.