Thu, 22 Oct, 2015
The Government is unlikely to take any specific action to address revelations that the Provisional IRA still exists, despite two damning reports warning the paramilitary force continues in the North, has a criminality “legacy” in the south, and that its army council remains involved in Sinn Féin.
Wed, 21 Oct, 2015
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has warned it is “no longer credible” for republican figures to claim the Provisional IRA does not exist, saying it is “long past time” the paramilitary group ceased to “carry any degree of threat” to communities.
Wed, 21 Oct, 2015
JUST as our friends and neighbours in the North can only look on in despair — or even indifference — as Stormont politicians of all hues talk themselves into another frenzy of no-surrender obstructionism, the citizens of Europe, most of whom want a humane response to the growing refugee crisis, can only look on in frustration fast turning to shame as national ministers struggle to agree on how each EU member state might contribute proportionately to a community-wide response.
Wed, 16 Sep, 2015
Sinn Féin has said it is “open” to the potential return of the Independent Monitoring Commission to ensure paramilitary groups no longer exist after Northern Ireland’s secretary of state said this may be the only way to resolve the current crisis.
Sat, 12 Sep, 2015
A DUP delegation met Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers in Belfast yesterday to discuss the furore sparked by the recent murder of IRA man Kevin McGuigan in the city and a PSNI assessment that Provisional IRA members may have been involved.
Fri, 28 Aug, 2015
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has insisted the Provisional IRA no longer exists, even in a “benign” criminal gang form alleged in recent days, and that his party has “no special responsibility” over recent murders in Belfast.
Thu, 27 Aug, 2015
THE reported wreath-laying ceremony by Queen Elizabeth at the Irish War Memorial Gardens at Islandbridge taking place on May 17, the 37th anniversary of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings, is a further insult to those who lost their lives at the hands of loyalist murder gangs.
Tue, 17 May, 2011