Smithwick Tribunal: “members of the PIRA are anxious the tribunal complete its work as soon as possible…”

Here’s a snippet of interest from the Irish Times’ report on the latest evidence to the Smithwick Tribunal.  From the Irish Times report

The Smithwick Tribunal is becoming a “significant issue” among republicans who are concerned it is uncovering information on past murders, the tribunal has been told.

According to a précis of intelligence information gleaned by the PSNI within the last year, and aired at the tribunal this morning, “members of the PIRA are anxious the tribunal complete its work as soon as possible”.

The précis also said key PIRA members “are aware some of the testimony to the tribunal is deliberately false and intended to bring it to an early conclusion”.

Which “testimony” would that be, then?  And the Irish Government did try to put a deadline on proceedings…  But the end of May seems a tad optimistic at this point.

Of course, “uncovering information on past murders” is the tribunal’s purpose.