Yes it's 2013, not 1913, but people are still organising themselves into little armies and then killing each other.
Real IRA commander Peter Butterly was killed yesterday while he sat in his car after going to a meet with other members from his group.
Butterly was due to be in court next week on membership of the illegal organisation, and had wriggled out of a previous prosecution on bomb charges.
The positive side to this is that it all apparently happened right in front of the Gardai who were keeping this wannabe terror leader under surveillance. So they should hopefully have eye witnesses, immediate forensics, descriptions/photos of those involved etc. Ideally whoever committed the crime is successfully prosecuted.
5 men have been arrested, all of whom were caught close to the scene.
Honestly, at what point will people just accept that the vast majority of people of this island don't want these loons fighting "in our name"? If you want to sort out your own little drugs/intimidation racket then fine, stop pretending it's part of some glorious rebellion movement though.
Five in custody over Real IRA murder outside Meath pub - The Irish Times - Thu, Mar 07, 2013