A LEAKED document passed to The Sunday Times has revealed for the first time the full list of the men who run the IRA. It has been verified by senior sources in the Royal Ulster Constabulary and the Irish police.
Bearing the address "Head Quarters, Dublin", it names the seven members of the IRA's ruling army council and the nine members of its general headquarters (GHQ) staff.
The list confirms that the organisation is dominated by Gerry Adams, the Sinn Fein president, and his allies. Sinn Fein members on the council include Adams, the West Belfast MP, and Martin McGuinness, the MP for Mid Ulster who is also the Northern Ireland education minister.
Last night a senior Irish security source said: "This list appears to us to be correct. Adams was off the army council for some time, but has come back since the decommissioning debate opened and now they have many of the leading politicians on ...