Sensational headlines trying to imply elements of the IRA, or the general public will be shocked or rocked with the revelation that a “high-ranking” IRA man is an informant is an exercise in futility.
I very much doubt if there are many people in N.Ireland who have not worked out by now that ALL the leaders of ALL the so-called “terrorist organisations” are informants aka “British agents.”
Not only that, it is also a fact that the immediate command structures beneath the leadership level are also “informants.”
Every other member of these so-called “terrorist groupings” are merely stooges and pawns to be sacrificed when it is necessary to protect the system.
It has reached the stage, that the only people who try to pretend that the “terrorist organisations” which infest N.Ireland are not controlled by the intelligence services, are the media whores who themselves are directly working for the very same intelligence services, or who are gullible enough to serve as their hapless stooges.
There is NO terrorist group in the world, who is not controlled by at least one, or possibly more than one intelligence agency.
Terrorist leaders who try to go maverick are quickly murdered and a more suitable replacement installed in their place.