IRA still exists in a reduced form, independent report finds

Northern Ireland Secretary says all paramilitary groups have murdered since Good Friday agreement

20th October, 2015
Villiers has spoken of paramilitary activity Pic: Getty

All of the main paramilitary groups which operated during the Troubles still exist, Northern Ireland Secretary, Theresa Villiers has said.

Speaking after an independent report on paramilitary activity was published, Villiers today said that members of all of these organisations have committed murders since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.

The report has found that the IRA Army Council, senior leadership and some departments remain in place.

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