More political reaction to PSNI and Gardaí investigation

It’s worth noting the RTÉ report of Taoiseach Bertie Ahern’s reaction to the ongoing investigation into the death of Paul Quinn. The implication of the Taoiseach’s reported comments is that it doesn’t matter to Mr Ahern who was involved because “the killing had been condemned by Sinn Féin representatives who had urged people to co-operate with the police.” Although it’s also worth pointing out that the sincerity of those calls would be called into question if, as former SF Councillor Jim McAllister [RealPlayer file] continues to insist, the Provisional IRA were involved. Meanwhile, Sinn Féin’s Alex Maskey has announced that five SF councillors have been told they are under threat from dissidents.. Which reminds me of a point made in this recent analysis of the Process™

As such, it appears that Haass’s concerns about dissidents most likely stemmed from his growing relationship with Adams, as officials have admitted that raising the spectre of dissidents was one of Adams’s key negotiating strategies.

The RTÉ report refers to Taoiseach Bertie Ahern’s reaction

However Taoiseach Bertie Ahern stated he did not believe the killing would have implications for the peace process.

Speaking in Dublin, Mr Ahern said he did not know what the background of the people involved was, but said the killing had been condemned by Sinn Féin representatives who had urged people to co-operate with the police.

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  • So the Irish Prime Minister isn’t concerned that the IRA is still killing? Nice.

  • Cromwell

    C’mon David get with the programme, you understand the very british concept of wearing hats, on the morning of said murder, the murderers emerged from bed, removing balaclavas & lifting swagbags. Thus providing Berdie, Gerry et al with a “criminal elements” get out clause.

  • Briso

    You don’t think they are criminals then Cromwell?

  • Irish Republican in America

    Of course Allister is still insisting PIRA were involved, that’s his only game.

  • Cromwell

    Did I say that Briso?

  • Cromwell

    IRA,

    Allister or McAllister?

  • joeCanuck

    I must say I was confused initially too, Cromwell.

  • Cromwell

    Me too Joe, maybe they’re one & the same, just like wee Jeffrey & Daniel O’Donnell, or Chris Mc Gimpsey & The Vogon from Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy.

  • niceone

    Anyone else catch the RTE news ‘the PSNI are helping Gardaí with their enquiries’

  • Realist

    “Of course Allister is still insisting PIRA were involved, that’s his only game”

    Deary me.

    Gives us an insight into the kind of shite “Irish” Republicans in America are sprayed with.

  • Realist

    “Anyone else catch the RTE news ‘the PSNI are helping Gardaí with their enquiries’”

    Yip – half of Slugger.

    Reference the long thread entitled:

    “PSNI and Gardaí co-operating on murder investigation”

  • Karlito

    Nice One

    I got your joke anyway