A senior Sinn Fein member and former Provisional IRA leader (Padraic Wilson, 53,) has been arrested in connection with the murder of Robert McCartney.
Read more: Sinn Fein man held over Robert McCartney murder - Northern Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk
The McCartney family were forced out of the republican Short Strand enclave in east Belfast as a result of their campaign to prosecute their brother’s killers.
Read more: Robert McCartney's sister: justice fight led to unfair dismissal - Northern Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk
A leading republican has been remanded in custody after being charged with offences in relation to the murder of Robert McCartney in 2005.
Padraic Wilson, 53, was the leader of IRA prisoners in the Maze Prison in the late 1990s.
Within hours of Mr McCartney's death, it was claimed that IRA members had been involved after a fight - a claim rejected by Sinn Féin.
Mr McCartney's family accused republicans of covering up what happened, and threatening witnesses. His sisters accused Sinn Féin and the IRA of obstructing efforts to bring their brother's killers to justice.
The IRA expelled three members over the murder and Sinn Féin subsequently suspended seven of its members.
BBC News - Robert McCartney murder: Leading republican remanded in custody
unfortunately yesterday we seen what the 'bad' republicans can do, bit of a reminder of what the 'good' republicans can do...