Jonathan Powell “If the IRA is there as a veterans organisation why does that matter? Why not legalise it?”

Just on Nolan Live tonight

In the clip Powell says;

I don’t think it matters whether the IRA has gone away. If the IRA is there as a veterans organisation why does  that matter? Why not legalise it?

For clarity Powell stated in the interview his approach is reaching out to those who are seeking peaceful means and are committed to peaceful means.

David McCann holds a PhD in North-South relations from University of Ulster. You can follow him on twitter @dmcbfs