Friday, 28 March 2008

Republican denies he is an informer

Yet another member of the Republican movement who worked closely with Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has taken to the media to deny he is an informer. Paul Hamilton, formerly a bodyguard to the Sinn Féin leader, claims that rumours that have been circulating over a number of months having been damaging to his family.

Earlier in the week, Jim McCarthy, who used to be a driver for Mr Adams and who is now the Belfast co-ordinator of Community Restorative Justice, also went to the press. The trouble with such public utterances of course is that while they may bring some relief to the individual concerned, they simply perpetuate the ‘rumour mill’ in Republican circles and indeed spread into the general public the perception that penetration of the Republican movement by the security forces is at saturation level.

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