John, although a highly intelligent individual, was very much the romantic idealist. He often waded in with people and causes based on trust and faith, and was sometimes taken advantage of. I'm sure this was the case with the IRA
Sorry, LEJ and 'Spaw -- I have to take exception with you on this one. I, too, believe that John was an intelligent man. I cannot, therefore, believe that he would contribute to any 'Army', whether it had the word 'Irish' in front of it or not. If, and to me it is a big 'If', he contributed to anything having to do the NI situation, it probably was the INAC, which could have been presented to him as an charitable 'aid' society, much more in holding with his own principles.