Veteran republican Bobby Storey dies

Senior republican and former leading IRA figure Bobby Storey has died, Sinn Fein has announced. Storey, from west Belfast, was a highly influential presence within the republican movement throughout the Troubles and subsequent peace process. Party president Mary Lou McDonald said: “It was with deep sadness that I learned today of the death of Bobby Storey. In 2005, then Ulster Unionist MP David Burnside used parliamentary privilege to claim that Storey was the IRA’s head of intelligence. Three years earlier, police investigating the murder of former IRA member Kevin McGuigan in Belfast arrested Storey.