According to local U.K. and Northern Ireland media, authorities in Belfast and Derry have uncovered a significant terror plot meant to disrupt the U.S. President’s visit this Tuesday.
The New Irish Republican Army, or New IRA, is an Irish republican paramilitary group. It is a continuation of the so-called Real Irish Republican Army (Real IRA), which began to be called the ‘New IRA’ in July 2012 when Republican Action Against Drugs (RAAD) and other small republican militant groups merged with it. The group calls itself simply “the Irish Republican Army”. The New IRA has launched many attacks against the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and the British Army. It is the largest and most active of the “dissident republican” paramilitary groups waging a campaign against the British security forces in Northern Ireland. (Wiki)
It currently has about 250-300 members.