Independent Monitoring Commission


The Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC) was established by an intergovernmental agreement between the Irish and British Governments. The IMC has two functions:
• to monitor and report on paramilitary activity across Ireland as a whole
• to monitor the security normalisation measures undertaken by the British Government in the North

The Department of Justice and Equality together with the Northern Ireland Office is responsible for financially supporting the commission. 

You can find out more about the IMC by visiting its website at

Twenty-first Report of the Independent Monitoring Commission (PDF, 244KB) 

A report on the continuing activities of paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland, presented under Articles 4 and 7 of the International Agreement establishing the Indepent Moniotoring Commission; the report covers the six-month period from 1 September 2008 to 28 February 2009.