With iterations of the political wings of both organizations (SF in the north, and sticky-controlled Labour in the south) in Government on both sides of the border, is the time right to appraise the aims and methods of both the OIRA and the PIRA in relation to one another, given that the split was for ideological, tactical and strategic visions. Did either organization achieve what it set out to do? To what extent did their purposes change?
Was the split even necessary in the end? The Shinners seem to have come to the same conclusions the Stickies did about the legitimacy of NI etc, only several decades later. Makes you wonder if any of the feuding and death even meant anything in the end