19 Jul 2018

The paramilitaries who live on in Northern Ireland

Home Affairs Correspondent

Northern Ireland saw outbreaks of violence last week, which the police said had been orchestrated by paramilitaries.

20 years since the Good Friday Agreement, these outlawed groups – synonymous with atrocities from the past – are still said to be intact and recruiting.

But why do they still exist? And how do they still maintain such a seemingly potent grip in certain communities?