The following is the text of the statement from Oglaigh na hÉireann released on Wednesday, 17 November
``The IRA is committed unequivocally to the search for freedom, justice and peace in Ireland.
In our view the Good Friday Agreement is a significant development and we believe its full implementration will contribute to the achievement of lasting peace.
We acknowledge the leadership given by Sinn Féin throughout this process.
The IRA is willing to further enhance the peace process and consequently, following the establishment of the institutions agreed on Good Friday last year, the IRA leadership will appoint a representative to enter into discussions with General John de Chastelain and the IICD.''