The IRA has put all of its weapons beyond use, the head of the arms decommissioning body has said.
General John de Chastelain made the announcement at a news conference accompanied by the two churchmen who witnessed the process.
"We are satisfied that the arms decommissioned represent the totality of the IRA's arsenal."
Welcoming the move, Prime Minister Tony Blair said IRA decommissioning had been "finally accomplished".
The general said: "We have observed and verified events to put beyond use very large quantities of arms which we believe include all the arms in the IRA's possession.
"We have also made an inventory of them."
But now, how will the Orange handle this? Will they continue to allow their own paramilitary to implode life in Northern Ireland? That's the big question in my mind. I think we will witness the microchasm of the opressed becoming the opresseor, it's already happening. So much of the Irish Peace Process has been focused on disarming the IRA (and that NEEDED to happen--don't get me wrong) but who is going to disarm the loyalists? How long will peace last? Peace is not possible until both sides lay down arms and come to the table.