n.— «The Provisional IRA, once regarded as a staunch defender of the Catholic community, is rapidly losing all credibility over allegations of money laundering, theft and murder. It is already being referred to in some Catholic areas as the “Rafia,” in reference to the organised crime that has generated millions to bankroll Sinn Fein’s political ambitions.» —“Sinn Fein chiefs ‘sitting at IRA’s top table’” by Thomas Harding in London, England Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) Feb. 22, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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