Some protestors are demonstrating against the presence of British soldiers in Northern Ireland. Just days after two soldiers and a policeman were killed by IRA dissidents, most people think this demonstration in Dublin is insensitive.
Colin Duffy, who was a founding member of the protest group, was arrested in relation to the soldiers' killing. Most of these protestors are young, too young to remember the worst years of the conflict. Belfast still bears the marks of 30 years of conflict.
In working class areas, the peaceline divides Protestant and Catholic communities. Since the start of the peace process, some ex-IRA prisoners have worked hard to reconcile the two sides. Gerard O'Reilly is one of them. He says dissidents cannot derail the peace process. Just a few years ago, Gerard could not cross into this loyalist area of North Belfast. Now that peace is taking root, he meets regularly with his counterpart on the Protestant side. He too takes the threat seriously.
These pictures show dissident IRA factions on their training ground. They have about 300 activists, equipped with automatic rifles, and rocket propelled grenades bought in Eastern Europe. They cannot sustain a long campaign of violence, but they can kill. And they have 'allies' on the political stage.
Here, members of Republican Sinn Féin gather in County Wexford to commemorate three men who died in the civil war. They have no elected members in parliament; they believe violence can bring about a united Ireland. Armed resistance, terrorism, whatever language is used, the fact is political violence has emerged again, in today's Ireland.