Indo group backtracks on IRA claims

The Sunday Independent has got egg on its face over claims by security correspondent Jim Cusack that the IRA is going back to war.

The Indo’s daily sister paper has this today:

A Sunday newspaper said the Taoiseach had been given reports by both the Garda Siochana and the Army that the IRA was planning a limited return to conflict.

Mr Ahern declared: "I have no such information. Obviously, I get security briefings, but I have no such information as suggested in those reports. What we have to try to do is find a solution to the serious matters that have been raised in the recent past."

BBC Northern Ireland security correspondent Brian Rowan has a rather more credible report on the current situation.






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