Slugger understands the PSNI are not dropping their action. They will seek an order under the Terrorism Act from Judge Tom Burgess tomorrow at Belfast Laganside court complex at 1.45pm demanding that all material relating to Sunday Tribune stories on the Real IRA – ie notes, computers, phones etc – is handed over to them within three days. The Sunday Tribune and Breen are still not complying with the PSNI request. The Tribune will be represented by solicitor Joe Rice.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty