Investigating the New IRA in Northern Ireland – BBC News

Police in Northern Ireland say that any witnesses to the dissident republican murder of journalist Lyra McKee will be offered anonymity if they agree to give evidence against her killers. She was shot dead two weeks ago by the New Irish Republican Army, known as the New IRA. The killing has sparked a backlash against the hardliners who continue to launch attacks more than 20 years after the signing of the Northern Ireland Agreement that ended the Troubles.

Police say the group known as ‘Saoradh’ are the political voice of the New IRA. They say they played no role in the death of Lyra McKee. The BBC’s Ireland Correspondent Emma Vardy reports on the group from Londonderry.

Part of the BBC News at Ten’s coverage of Northern Ireland

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