INLA disarms

The BBC reports the Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) has decommissioned its weapons. Presumably the Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP) will now seek realignment with the wider political left, as the party has indicated during an interview. Will it be accepted? And has there ever been a worse time for the left which, despite the economic crisis, still appears to have no weight?

In an interesting aside, the Irish Daily Mail published an interview with the recently late Tómas Mac Giolla in which he blames the 1969 IRA split into Official and Provisional wings entirely on Seamus Costello, who would later found the IRSP and INLA. Cedar Lounge has the story. Will be interesting to see if anyone comments on this allegation.