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#Continuity IRA

# continuity-ira - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Detectives investigating murder of dissident republican arrest 26-year-old

Tommy Crossan, a former member of the Continuity IRA, was shot yesterday in West Belfast.

# continuity-ira - Monday 7 January, 2013

Shatter insists threats by terrorist groups are 'completely unacceptable'

However, the Justice Minister would not be drawn on reports about an alleged incident in Limerick yesterday.

# continuity-ira - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Dissident republican groups merge to form ‘new IRA’

The Real IRA is joining with Republican Action Against Drugs and others in a “unified structure” to reclaim the IRA name.

# continuity-ira - Friday 30 March, 2012

Two found guilty of killing Northern Ireland policeman

Constable Stephen Carroll was shot and killed as he sat in his patrol car in February 2009.

# continuity-ira - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Terror arrests in Ireland are third highest in Europe

Only France and Spain made more arrests – and dissident republicans are a growing threat, Europol has warned.

# continuity-ira - Thursday 12 August, 2010

NORTHERN IRELAND’S Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, has said that dissident republican terrorists have spoken to both the British and Irish governments in recent weeks.

McGuinness told BBC Radio Ulster’s Talkback programme that London authorities had held negotiations with republican splinter groups in recent weeks, while Dublin had secretly met such groups for years.

McGuinness, who himself negotiated on behalf of the IRA during the prime ministry of Margaret Thatcher which ultimately led to the 1994 ceasefire, said:

They may well deny that – [but] that doesn’t concern me in the least. I know it’s happening.

I think we have to understand that there are number of tiny, micro-groups out there. These groups are a volatile concoction and are ideologically opposed to the peace process.

The Continuity IRA has ruled out the prospect of dialogue with the British government or the Sinn Féin leadership, though the Irish government was known to have met with Real IRA representatives after the 1998 Omagh Bombing.

A Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman said the had “never been our practice” to negotiate with paramilitary groups, while the Northern Irish Secretary of State, Owen Paterson, has denied claims that London was seeking to negotiate through intermediary parties.

Last week’s Sunday Times had reported that the British government was seeking to meet with CIRA representatives, despite opposition from Dublin.