Tuesday, April 04, 2006


Denis Donaldson shot dead

Denis Donaldson has been shot dead Denis Donaldson, former member of Sinn Féin and the Provisional IRA who was exposed in 2005 as a spy who worked for British Intelligence, has been found shot dead at his home in County Donegal.

Details are sketchy at this point but my first reaction to this was 'My God - what have the Provos done.'

On the BBC Mark Devenport speculated it could be suicide, but why would he kill himself now when he has recently expressed a desire to return to NI?

Make no mistake this will have massive political ramifications for politics in the North.

A sad, sad day.

Update: Comments from Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and British Secretary of State Peter Hain appear to indicate that Mr Donaldson has been murdered.


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