As we enter a new year the specter of republican violence continues to haunt NI, there may be new titles but it is an old threat dressed up in a 'different' name. The label of 'dissidents' is used by many to try and distance themselves from the actions of these criminal scum, the reality is they are they same old hands using the same weapons and tactics...
Car bombPolice could potentially have been investigating the murder of an officer, his wife and two young children, PSNI Assistant Chief Constable George Hamilton said.
He said that currently everything points to dissident republicans being behind this attack and that a thorough investigation will be carried out into the incident.
Read more: Republican terror gang aims to kill more in each attack - Northern Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.ukThe new dissident IRA is plotting “multiple casualty attacks” — with a senior intelligence source describing background activity as “relentless”.
This latest assessment comes just weeks after the murder of prison officer David Black, and after police seized Semtex explosive devices capable of piercing armoured vehicles.
Republican Terrorism 2012
Dec... Republican terrorists attempt to murder a PSNI officer and his family,four republican terrorists arrested with an IED
Nov... Republican terrorists murder a prison officer
Oct... Republican terrorists murder a man in Newtownabbey, and abandon a mortar bomb in Ardoyne
Sept... Republican terrorists arrested for spying on Garda, Craigavon man is charged with having a semi-automatic pistol, Security forces were the target of two bombs in Londonderry and a Republican terrorist is assassinated in Dublin.
Aug...Republican terrorists gun attack on a police patrol.
July...Republican terrorists issue a statement saying they are to come together under the banner of the IRA, 17 shots fired at police in Ardyone
June...Republican terrorists bomb attack on a police vehicle in Londonderry, supporters blocked the Olympic Torch's planned route.
May...Republican terrorists arms find in Ardyone, Four people appear in court on charges linked to an alleged terrorist training camp in County Tyrone. Three appear in court in Lisburn charged with terrorism offences.
April...Republican terrorists pipe bomb is left under a car belonging to the elderly parents of a police officer, and five men receive death threat's in Londonderry. A fully primed 600lb bomb is found in a van in Newry.
March...Republican terrorists are convicted of murdering police officer Constable Stephen Carroll.
Feb...Republican terrorists arms find in County Kildare. Two men are found guilty of possessing explosive substances in bomb factory. a Londonderry man admits a car bomb attack at the city's Strand Road PSNI Station.
Jan...Republican terrorists bombs exploded at the tourist centre on Foyle Street and on Strand Road, close to the DHSS office, within 10 minutes of each other in Londonderry. A Scottish soldier on a school run finds a bomb inside his car in the Ligoniel area of north Belfast.
BBC News - Timeline of dissident republican activity
BBC News - Dissident republican activity in 2012
Read more: Massereene bullets 'like other IRA shootings' - Northern Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk"Cartridges of those manufacture and date have been attributed to the Provisional IRA previously,"
Surely it is time for all time for all those Republicans that took part in or supported the 'armed struggle' to accept their legacy......