“he indicated that was a matter to be dealt with..”

RTÉ’s Tommie Gorman interviewed the probable next leader of the DUP, Peter Robinson, on This Week – you can listen to the interview here and there’s a short online report here which notes his comments on devolving policing and justice powers as well as the continuing existence of the Provisional IRA army council.

Mr Robinson also said he hoped to see devolution of policing and justice in Northern Ireland soon. However he said it would be unhelpful if it was to happen tomorrow, and he would first look to see a high measure of stability being achieved. Mr Robinson said the IRA Army Council should dissolve itself as quickly as possible, and the DUP would look to see if the Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams gives leadership on the issue to make it happen.