Group referring to itself as 'the IRA' claims responsibility for recent Derry bombing 4 years ago

Group referring to itself as 'the IRA' claims responsibility for recent Derry bombing

The group, referring to itself as 'the IRA', has said that "no more warnings will be given".

A group calling itself 'the IRA' has claimed responsibility for the car bomb that detonated outside the courthouse in Derry on 19 January.


In a statement provided to the Derry Journal, the group said that it will "continue to strike at crown forces and personnel and their imperial establishment".

The statement went on to say: "We also caution those who collaborate with the British that they are to desist immediately as no more warnings will be given."

The group also confirmed that Brexit is not a factor in its actions and that it plans to continue its campaign, saying: "All this talk of Brexit, hard borders, soft borders, has no bearing on our actions and the IRA won’t be going anywhere.

"Our fight goes on."


It is important to note, however, that dissident republican groups often refer to themselves as 'the IRA'.

The incident in question took place at the courthouse outside Bishop Street in Derry on 19 January. Nobody was harmed.

A statement issued to JOE on behalf of Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Griffin of the PSNI read: "We have publicly stated our belief that the explosion was carried out by the New IRA. Our investigation into the attack is thorough and extensive and I would once again ask the people of the city to assist us in identifying the people responsible.

"These terrorists do not care about the safety of those living in this community. They don’t give a second thought to who they harm or the disruption they cause. If you know anything that could help our investigation, please call the investigation team on 101, quoting reference number 1204 19/1/19."