Seems like this season is dedicated to bringing the club together (even Clay), where are the past seasons have been about tearing them apart.
Lots of good things happening for the club, while a bunch of bad shite floats on the horizon.
in short, something real bad is about to happen
One season left after this one, so...
I'm guessing that the shite with the IRA gets wrapped up with the final episode of the season, bringing everyone together. Then next season we see it all go to hell with a chosen few left standing.