Responding to Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams comments on the IRA being gone and their weapons being abandoned FF Justice spokesperson Niall Collins said “I find these comments hard to believe given that less than three months ago there was a report that concluded there was still paramilitary activity in Northern Ireland and there was evidence of cross-border smuggling.

“On the one hand Gerry Adams is saying he was never a member of the IRA and yet he then frequently speaks on their behalf.  He has to make his mind up.  There is a thin line between dissident groups and gangland killings and neither are acceptable.”