IMC to be positive about IRA intentions

Gerry Moriarty reckons that the import of the IMC’s report will be positive towards the IRA (subs needed) but will fall short of a clean bill of health.

The commission’s report, which should be with the governments by very early next week at the latest for possible publication on Wednesday or Thursday, will be mainly positive about the IRA honouring its commitments but it will not provide a “total clean bill of health”, senior sources told The Irish Times. “It won’t be a 100 per cent clear report for the IRA. There will be questions about whether certain types of criminality were carried out by the IRA or by IRA members acting independently of the organisation. There will also be some references to those exiled by the IRA. But the report will be fair and mainly positive,” said one well-placed source.

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