That is the question up for debate today in the Tí Chulainn centre in Mullaghbawn, South Armagh by Coiste na n-Iarchimí.
This is part of the two-day debate hosted by Coiste. Martin Ferris TD delivered last night's opening speech and now at 10:30 Mary lou McDonald and MLA Gerry Kelly will address the participants.
To discuss the debate this afternoon will be DCU lecturer, Agnés Maillot, Denis O'Hern, QUB, Mike Ritchie, Director of Coiste na n-Iarchimí, John Gray, curator of the Linen hall library and political historian Margaret Ward.
Martin Ferris delivered his assertion last night when he said "We have no fear that the IRA's decision to end its military campaign will result in the republican movement losing its militancy,"
He said republicans could be militant without being militaristic
What do you think?