“put the peace process at risk”

A slightly unusal claim appears in a piece on the Adams case from yesterday’s Daily Mail.

A senior Republican figure said the questions over his conduct could cause a dangerous rupture within the IRA, and even put the peace process at risk.

The source is not named and the Mail doesn’t have a reputation for being close to thinking within republicanism. It could be either ‘creative licence’ (made up) or if true a strange claim that this case could influence a defunct IRA and somehow threaten the ‘peace process’.

  • Paul

    I dont think the peace process is at risk.however I agree Adams has some very serious questions to answer at present hes quite frankly ducking and diving it will only end in one way at present and thats for him to step down.

  • Mark, who is claiming that PIRA is defunct – apart from you? Many of its nefarious activities have ceased and many of the munitions it retained control of have been decommissioned but I’d imagine that the ‘legitimate government of Ireland’ is still in place, though possibly in proxy format, as well as its political and organised crime wings.

    We’ve witnessed the fall of the house of Paisley. Can the fall of the house of Adams be far behind? Has no-one mentioned the securocrats in this current debacle? Is Comical Marty the dog that hasn’t barked?

  • Seamus

    Recently there have been meetings of ex pow `s through out the North and a prominant republican from Belfast putting over the impression of being on the Army council has been informing those present that the Army is intact and ready to go.
    This was in the fore sight that Stormont would fall.
    Could this dilema with Adams be used as the excuse as opposed to the image of SF sulking its way out after being out manouvered on all fronts.

  • Paul

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    Recently there have been meetings of ex pow `s through out the North and a prominant republican from Belfast putting over the impression of being on the Army council has been informing those present that the Army is intact and ready to go.
    This was in the fore sight that Stormont would fall.
    Could this dilema with Adams be used as the excuse as opposed to the image of SF sulking its way out after being out manouvered on all fronts.
    Posted by Seamus on Dec 23, 2009 @ 12:07 PM

    Seamus how do you know this.????

  • Comrade Stalin

    It’s pretty much the stock response any time anyone makes a criticism of SF or the IRA which actually touches a nerve somewhere.

  • Seamus

    Seamus how do you know this.????

    Posted by Paul on Dec 23, 2009 @ 12:18 PM

    Just happened to be at one of them paul.

  • Seamus

    Others actually said after the meeting that they thought it was a load of you know what and sided with the opinion that it was more like an indirect warning to anti Agreement republicans or anyone thinking of switching sides that big brother was still on the block.

  • cynic

    But we prods were promised that they had gone away

  • georgieleigh

    “the Mail doesn’t have a reputation for being close to thinking within republicanism”

    In the light of the Mail’s claim that the RIRA would bomb Xmas shoppers in Dublin Brian, that line is a fantastic late entrant for understatement of the year.