IRA link to Cork hostage ordeal

A close eye might need to be kept on this:

Three men are being questioned this evening after a businessman and his family were held hostage overnight in an incident being connected to the IRA.

Officers believe a gang was trying to extort money from Gary O’Donovan, the owner of a major chain of off-licences in Cork city.

It is understood at least one of those being held has links to the IRA but it is not clear whether it is the Provisional IRA or a splinter faction.

Anyone catch Spotlight on BBC NI tonight?