According to the government the IRA is no longer active and no longer a threat.
We can all be assured by this statement as the government never lies, as the discovery of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq proved.
When the government say that terrorists or arab dictators armed by the West have WMD's , or that the IRA is no longer active, then we know this must be correct.
Therefore it must be the Taliban who shot a kid twice in the legs yesterday in West Belfast and it must be the Taliban who are using semtex for bombs in Northern Ireland, and it must be the Taliban who supplied the semtex to dissidents in Northern Ireland.
The IRA destroyed all their semtex didnt they, because a yank and some coppers told us they did - so it must be true.
Our government wouldnt lie to us would they.