The so-called IRM is full of disaffected former IRA members calling for Northern Ireland to be returned to Irish rule.
A new terrorist group calling for a united Ireland has issued a dire warning to British forces. They’ve said they will “actively target Crown forces” that get involved in Republican celebrations.
Reports suggest that several members of the IRM are also former members of Óglaigh Na hÉireann — a group which laid down its weapons last year.
In a chilling video sent to The Irish News, four men can be seen holding what looks like automatic weapon. A fifth man sits at a table and read out demands.
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The group say they are going to protect their membership. They also went on to say that anyone involved in dealing drugs must stop now — otherwise the penalty will be death. They add that the death penalty will be reserved for people selling to nationalist communities.
The written statement delivered by the men also made reference to the arrests that took place during events in Lurgan and Derry over Easter.
Despite recently saying that violence was sometimes necessary to achieve political aims recently, even Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams thinks these guys are a little too extreme.
And Sinn Fein’s Gerry Kelly called for the group to disband, and to get off the back of the community.
If these guys will only stop when Ireland is united again, and the democratic consensus is for Northern Ireland to remain part of the UK — where do we go from here?