Exclusive: The inside story of how the gun was taken out of Irish politics
The decommissioning of paramilitary weapons was a crucial part of the peace process and has been used a template for other conflict situations around the world. Now, for the first time, details can be revealed of how arms came to be destroyed by one republican group, the Official IRA. Security Correspondent Allison Morris reports
IT was a process shrouded in secrecy and the destruction of weapons first by the Provisional IRA, and later loyalist paramilitaries and smaller republican groups, was essential to sealing the peace.