“IRA MEN” ON TRIAL FOR BLACKMAIL
Interesting trial. Is the defendants previous record being revealed because this is alleged to be a terrorist trial? If so, this has implications for the peace process. If not, then their previous convictions shouldnt be revealed and they already have grounds for appeal.
But the trial may give an insight into how far the protection racket reached and how it worked. The article alleges that the two victims raised money using the name of the IRA…Murky waters here, I fear, unless it’s a misprint. Will keep you posted.