Garda: following a Republican line

Front page story in the Irish Times: “…the main line of inquiry was that republicans were responsible although the possibility that some of Donaldson’s former British intelligence handlers were involved was also not ruled out”.They said that “republicans” could mean Provisional IRA members acting officially; Provisionals operating individually to kill Donaldson in revenge for his acting as a British agent; or dissident republicans.

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