The IRA: Have They Gone Away?

The murder of former IRA commander Gerard Jock Davison in May 2015, sent shockwaves through Belfast republicanism. The police had no clue who committed the murder, but others who were desperate for revenge decided they knew who it was and on the 12th August 2015, Kevin McGuigan was shot dead in front of his wife.

This time however police had suspects in mind, they pointed fingers at members of the provisional IRA. These two deaths led to many asking the question, Is the IRA back and in the business of murder? A political crisis followed which threatened to pull down the Stormont administration in Northern Ireland.

The people were told that the future of the assembly was at stake and this film Darragh MacIntyre investigates how the murder of two republicans led to this crisis.

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