Is the IRA leadership ‘going away’…?

I WAS trying to suss out what Paisley’s cryptic comment earlier this week on the steps of Stormont about an impending security announcement meant. His semi-gloating tone was the only real clue, so could be another spy scandal? Probably not – but there’s an IMC report on the way. Will the ceasefire watchdog have some kind of input into sanctions if parties linked to paramilitary groups ‘misbehave’? Possibly, but my guess is that it’s something about the role of the IRA Army Council having changed. If this is what Paisley is heralding, then DUP spin on this will likely be positive. Pure speculation, of course, with absolutely nothing to base it on, but sure!