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British Agent Took Secrets to His Grave

Denis Donaldson, the Sinn Fein insider and British spy whose killing rocked Northern Ireland’s peace process, took many secrets to his grave, analysts and friends say. “Why did he turn over to the Brits? And did he really, fully go over? Or did he remain a double agent for the British and the IRA? We just don’t know,” said Brian Feeney, a Belfast author of a history of the Sinn Fein-IRA movement. Donaldson, who was shot to death Tuesday at age 55, joined the Provisional IRA in 1970, the year the new group began its violent campaign to wrest Northern Ireland from the United Kingdom. Soon he was convicted for a bomb plot. He shared a cell block with IRA icon Bobby Sands, who led a 1981 hunger strike in which 10 inmates died. Full Story

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