Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Did McGuinness really leave IRA?

So Martin McGuinness expects everyone to believe that he left the IRA in 1974.

I had always been of the opinion that once somebody joined the IRA they could never leave it, except in a wooden box.

However, one thing that no one seems to have asked him is why he left the terror group in 1974, if indeed he did.

Presumably he joined the ranks of the IRA because of what he perceived as 'injustices' that were being carried out against the Roman Catholic/nationalist community.

So what changed in the next four years that brought him to the decision to leave?

Had things really improved that much that he actually felt he was no longer needed in the movement?

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Carrickfergus, Co Antrim

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