Michael Brown is tipped to take the job of Sinn Fein’s press
officer at all-party peace talks starting in Belfast on 15 September.
Brown, who is still press officer for Sinn Fein’s ’Prisoners of War’
division, is understood to be trying to juggle a heavy workload to
undertake the new role. The IRA’s political wing was allowed to join the
talks after security chiefs told the Government that the ceasefire of 19
July was ’genuine in word and deed’.