The dissident republican group the Continuity IRA has said it has a new leadership in place following the expulsion of individuals it claims were acting to the detriment of the organisation.

A statement issued by the Irish Republican Information Bureau said those acting in a criminal manner and using the name of the CIRA would be subject to "military action."

The statement also said the CIRA remains determined to continue its military campaign against British forces in Northern Ireland.

The CIRA opposes the Good Friday Agreement and has claimed responsibility for a number of attacks in recent years, including the murder of PSNI officer Stephen Carroll in 2009.