The Minister for Defence says he thinks there are elements of the provisional IRA engaged in criminal activity for their own gain.
However, Simon Coveney says he doesn’t think there is a paramilitary structure involved in terrorism.
And he’s denied the government is ‘second guessing’ the Garda Commissioner on the status of the IRA.
Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has ordered a new assessment, in the wake of the murder of Kevin McGuigan.
Minister Simon Coveney says he thinks Sinn Fein is committed to peace: