The Provisional IRA was about to appoint multiple murderer Gerard ‘Jock’ Davison as its so-called ‘chief of staff’ before he was shot dead in May.
Sources say he had been proposed as ‘chief of staff’ by a fellow Belfast member of the PAC and was awaiting elevation to the top spot when he was shot dead on May 5. No other ‘Army Council’ man had ever been killed before him.
Garda sources confirmed to the Sunday Independent that Jock Davison was ‘there or thereabouts’ at the top table of the Provisional IRA leadership when he was shot.
Ironically, it is also believed that Davison had been an agent for British security services who may also have been supporting his elevation to the top spot. This may have been part of a long-term plan to ensure that a figure like Davison would ensure the IRA kept to its ceasefire.
So, a senior IRA man and leading Shinner who was a double agent. Wonder what McGuinness reckons to that? Cough.