Defections from SF, and the IRA Army Council

Both the Tribune and the Sunday Times have the story of the resginations of Groogan and Hughes, and Bernard Fox from the IRA’s Army Council. Reasons for leaving cited as “annoyed by the party’s lack of internal democracy” (ST), and “Former H-Block hunger striker, Bernard Fox complained that Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness, who left the Army Council last year, were effectively running it from behind-the-scenes” (Trib). Use this link for the Tribune piece if the Tribune website link isn’t working.

Update: More to follow? The ST article mentions an un-named senior figure, “a well-known jail-breaker”, who has also resigned, and there is ongoing speculation about further resignations.