What's been said so far in the crisis
19 February - "An Garda Siochana hold no information or intelligence to support the assertion (in a story by Jim Cusack in the Sunday Independent) that 'the Provisional IRA still maintains its military structure and confines its criminal activities to fuel laundering, cigarette-smuggling and counterfeiting.'
"In November 2009, the Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC), the body appointed to monitor the ceasefire, issued its report. The IMC, with the benefit of briefings from An Garda Siochana, the PSNI and UK Police, and security agencies in the UK and America, reported inter alia, in relation to the PIRA; Military departments and other PlRA structures disbanded. Former terrorist capability has been lost. Some former members engaged in crime for personal gain but without sanction or support. Maintaining clear stance against all terrorist activity."
Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan