Forget ‘romance’ of IRA, sisters tell America

“The struggle in terms of what it was 10 years ago is now over and we are now dealing with criminal gangs that are still using the cloak of romanticism around the IRA to murder people on the streets and walk away from it.”

Asked yesterday if the family trusted the police, Gemma McCartney said: “We have to – I mean, what other choices have we got? Sinn Féin aren’t doing anything for us. It’s the only hope we have.”

Sinn Fein is also not doing anything to further the cause of a unified Ireland.