Anyone who has been affected by one of these might be interested in this “nugget” from the Historical Enquiries Team.
“The intelligence picture showed there was a high degree of expertise within the Provisional IRA vested in an extremely small number of people. When the police identified those individuals they were subject of [sic] intensive operations to target and disrupt their activities.”
You might think, dear reader, that having been “identified” they might have been brought to court for their activities.
Not so. Why? Well perhaps they were informants. I have not yet been shown the “intelligence picture” but I’m working on it.