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NIAC Chair reacts to suspected New IRA arrests

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Northern Ireland Affairs Committee Chairman, Simon Hoare MP, has hailed the arrests of reported ‘top-tier’ New IRA suspects as a “step towards peace and stability” in Northern Ireland.

Nine people were arrested in Derry/Londonderry, Armah and Tyrone in a joint PSNI-MI5 operation, supported by the Garda in Ireland, on Tuesday. The suspects are thought to be high-ranking members of the New IRA.

Responding to news of the arrests Simon Hoare MP said, “If confirmed, the arrests of high-ranking New IRA members would indeed be a further step towards peace and stability in Northern Ireland.

The nature of the operation, involving the Gardaí, MI5 and PSNI is a sign of the mutually held desire to rid the island of Ireland of paramilitary groups. It also highlights the importance of cross-border cooperation in combatting them.

Tackling cross-border violence and smuggling, particularly after Brexit, is an issue that the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee is monitoring closely.

The gains of the Good Friday Agreement were hard won but have been unequivocally for the good of people living in Northern Ireland. All parties should be, and clearly are, working together to ensure that those gains are not reversed.”

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