Police in the North have said they would support an independent assessment of paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland after IRA members shot a man dead.
The Irish Government and the DUP have also supported some form of monitoring of the ceasefires after a killing by individuals from the Provisional IRA shook the political institutions.
Police Service of Northern Ireland chief constable George Hamilton has said the IRA – which was supposed to have gone away a decade ago – still exists for peaceful purposes and the shooting of Kevin McGuigan was not sanctioned at a senior level.
He said: “The monitoring of paramilitary groups as conducted, for example, by the Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC) until 2011, was part of a political agreement.
“The police service would be supportive of any political intervention to create some form of independent assessment process in the future.”