Today’s announcement will no doubt evoke painful memories for those who have suffered in any way due to INLA paramilitary activity.  I pay tribute and thank those who have taken risks in order to make the good news of today a reality.   I ask those with influence to do everything that they can to dissuade young people from following the destructive path of violence.  Everyone who wishes for the long-term stability of our society can rejoice at today’s news.