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‘No place’ for new dissident group

12 April, 2018 - by Gerry Kelly


Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly has called on a new dissident republican splinter group to ‘disband and get off the back of the community’.

The North Belfast MLA was speaking after a statement was issued from an organisation calling itself the Irish Republican Movement. It has been reported that the group consists mainly of disgruntled members of another dissident organisation that called a ceasefire earlier this year.

“There is absolutely no place for this group,” Gerry Kelly said.

“It seems this latest group has emerged from yet another split which is testament to the lack of any cohesion, strategy, support or credibility within dissident republican circles.

“Instead of issuing threatening statements to newspapers, what they should be doing is getting off the stage and off the backs of the community.”

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