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By Michael Pakenham | May 2, 1999
As Marxism sinks into history, perhaps the bloodiest monster on earth is tribalism. Yugoslavia is a daily-deepening bloodbath. Israelis and Arab Palestinians go on savaging each other. In Sri Lanka, once a paradise of peace, slaughter abounds. And so it goes, across the globe, in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and beyond.Is there a more maddening example of that monster at work than in Northern Ireland? There, about 1 million nominally Protestant people of Scottish or English origin and something more than a half-million predominantly Roman Catholics of Gaelic roots are -- to most outsiders anyway -- indistinguishable in appearance, language and way of life.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 20, 2002
DUBLIN, Ireland - The Irish Republican Army was reported yesterday to have delivered a sharp rebuff to demands for its disarmament by Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain, in what was taken here as a significant setback to efforts to cement Northern Ireland's frail peace. Word of the IRA's action emerged on Irish state television, which quoted an unidentified senior source in the guerrilla movement as saying it would not accept Blair's "unrealistic demands." The statement reinforced remarks Friday by leaders of Sinn Fein, the IRA's political wing, whose president, Gerry Adams, said republicans had been angered because Blair focused on the IRA, not on Protestant paramilitary organizations.
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By Dan Berger | December 4, 1995
Bill is too valuable to peace in Northern Ireland to be allowed back in Washington, where he is not nearly so effective.The economy is in depression. The average salary of Major League baseball players declined 5 percent in the past year, to $1,110,766, and the mean salary 39 percent. Deep depression.The EAI experiment showed there may be profit in public schools for a privately owned company or for a mayor, but not for both simultaneously.The U.S. troops can concentrate on land mines in Bosnia.
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By Tom Mudd | January 30, 2002
DUBLIN - This day of Jan. 30 is written in blood in Northern Ireland, so much so that its very name is Bloody Sunday. For it was on this day in 1972 that 13 Roman Catholic men and teen-agers were shot to death during a peaceful protest in Londonderry. A 14th marcher died later. This day gave rise to the various Protestant paramilitary groups, all the bombings, the hunger strikes and the "dirty protest," which involved smearing feces over prison walls. It led to the assassination of Lord Mountbatten (who, ironically, said before his death that he favored a united Ireland)
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By Los Angeles Times | December 26, 1994
LONDON -- While Queen Elizabeth II sent Christmas greetings paying tribute to those seeking peace in Northern Ireland, the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson created a controversy here yesterday with an alternative holiday message in which he compared the Conservative government and party to racist and fascist regimes.The speeches by the queen and by Mr. Jackson aired at the same time, on separate television channels. In remarks on independent Channel 4, Mr. Jackson said that living conditions for the poor in Britain were deteriorating.
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By CAL THOMAS | January 4, 1995
Belfast, Northern Ireland -- A Protestant businessman cautions against over-optimism about the prospects for peace in Northern Ireland:''How would you feel about peace and reconciliation with people who have killed your wife and children and destroyed your business with bombs planted in the center of cities? Would you be willing to kiss and make up so quickly?''The question introduces a note of realistic caution into what could be an impractical peace fast track.A record Christmas sales season (the second-largest sales volume in the United Kingdom)
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August 21, 1998
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's Los Angeles Times:No one expected the road to peace in Northern Ireland to be without risk, but last week's terrorist bombing in the busy market town of Omagh was unimaginably ruthless. And Tuesday's admission of guilt and an apology by the self-dubbed "Real IRA" cannot erase an inch of the horrible stain that the bombing leaves on Ulster's soil.Using a verifying code word, the group told a Belfast newspaper that "it was not our intention at any time to kill any civilians.
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August 4, 1999
TWO recent crimes have raised the specter of resumed IRA terrorism. They can only strengthen the resolve of the Unionist Party leader, David Trimble, to deny Sin Fein seats in a Northern Ireland executive Cabinet until the IRA has begun disarmament.In July, the FBI broke a gun-running ring in Florida, thanks to cooperation with the British and Irish police. Weapons mailed to an address in Ireland were detected by an X-ray scanner at an English airport. Four persons were arrested in this country and more, on the receiving end, in Galway.
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By Frank P. L. Somerville and Frank P. L. Somerville,Staff Writer | December 17, 1993
The Roman Catholic Church in the United States is urging all parties in Northern Ireland to seize the "unique opening for peace" there and has asked the Clinton administration to give active support to the British and Irish governments as they seek an end to the violence.In letters made public yesterday, the U.S. Catholic bishops appeared to be echoing British Prime Minister John Major's statement about the new effort to stop the bloodshed."If they lose this opportunity," Mr. Major warned, "it might never come their way again."
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 20, 2002
DUBLIN, Ireland - The Irish Republican Army was reported yesterday to have delivered a sharp rebuff to demands for its disarmament by Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain, in what was taken here as a significant setback to efforts to cement Northern Ireland's frail peace. Word of the IRA's action emerged on Irish state television, which quoted an unidentified senior source in the guerrilla movement as saying it would not accept Blair's "unrealistic demands." The statement reinforced remarks Friday by leaders of Sinn Fein, the IRA's political wing, whose president, Gerry Adams, said republicans had been angered because Blair focused on the IRA, not on Protestant paramilitary organizations.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | June 27, 2000
LONDON - Honoring a promise to promote peace in Northern Ireland, the Irish Republican Army announced yesterday that it had opened its secret arms dumps to international weapons inspectors. The guerrilla group's landmark action to give outsiders access to its arsenal removes one of the major obstacles to a durable peace in Northern Ireland. The opening was confirmed by the inspectors, who briefed British Prime Minister Tony Blair. The timing and details of the inspection, including location and how it was accomplished, were not released.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | May 28, 2000
BELFAST, Northern Ireland - Divided yet determined to preserve Northern Ireland's landmark 1998 peace accord, the Ulster Unionists narrowly agreed yesterday to return to a power-sharing local government of Protestants and Roman Catholics. Within hours of the make-or-break ballot that had political careers and peace on the line, Britain announced that home rule would be restored in the province as of midnight tomorrow. David Trimble, leader of the Protestant, pro-British Ulster Unionists, will regain power as first minister in a government that includes his fiercest foes representing Sinn Fein, the political wing of the Irish Republican Army.
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August 4, 1999
TWO recent crimes have raised the specter of resumed IRA terrorism. They can only strengthen the resolve of the Unionist Party leader, David Trimble, to deny Sin Fein seats in a Northern Ireland executive Cabinet until the IRA has begun disarmament.In July, the FBI broke a gun-running ring in Florida, thanks to cooperation with the British and Irish police. Weapons mailed to an address in Ireland were detected by an X-ray scanner at an English airport. Four persons were arrested in this country and more, on the receiving end, in Galway.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 16, 1999
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- What was supposed to have been the most important day in the evolving Northern Ireland peace agreement became a scene of chaos, farce and recrimination yesterday.By the end of a morning meeting of politicians that was meant to inaugurate a new era of government for the conflicted British province, the new Northern Ireland Assembly had been shut down indefinitely, one of its principal figures had resigned in disgust and the British government had announced in London that the peace agreement was on hold.
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By Michael Pakenham | May 2, 1999
As Marxism sinks into history, perhaps the bloodiest monster on earth is tribalism. Yugoslavia is a daily-deepening bloodbath. Israelis and Arab Palestinians go on savaging each other. In Sri Lanka, once a paradise of peace, slaughter abounds. And so it goes, across the globe, in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and beyond.Is there a more maddening example of that monster at work than in Northern Ireland? There, about 1 million nominally Protestant people of Scottish or English origin and something more than a half-million predominantly Roman Catholics of Gaelic roots are -- to most outsiders anyway -- indistinguishable in appearance, language and way of life.
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August 21, 1998
The following editorial appeared in Wednesday's Los Angeles Times:No one expected the road to peace in Northern Ireland to be without risk, but last week's terrorist bombing in the busy market town of Omagh was unimaginably ruthless. And Tuesday's admission of guilt and an apology by the self-dubbed "Real IRA" cannot erase an inch of the horrible stain that the bombing leaves on Ulster's soil.Using a verifying code word, the group told a Belfast newspaper that "it was not our intention at any time to kill any civilians.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | June 27, 2000
LONDON - Honoring a promise to promote peace in Northern Ireland, the Irish Republican Army announced yesterday that it had opened its secret arms dumps to international weapons inspectors. The guerrilla group's landmark action to give outsiders access to its arsenal removes one of the major obstacles to a durable peace in Northern Ireland. The opening was confirmed by the inspectors, who briefed British Prime Minister Tony Blair. The timing and details of the inspection, including location and how it was accomplished, were not released.
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By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,London Bureau of The Sun The New York Times News Service contributed to this article | October 22, 1994
LONDON -- In a significant move toward achieving peace in Northern Ireland, Prime Minister John Major agreed yesterday to begin exploratory talks before the end of the year with Sinn Fein, the political wing of the Irish republican movement.His commitment means that the struggle for peace in Northern Ireland is soon to enter a new phase -- direct talks between the British government and Sinn Fein.Although Sinn Fein leaders had never declared the Sept. 1 cease-fire to be "permanent," as the British government had demanded, Mr. Major insisted yesterday that their actions "have been more compelling than their words."
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | February 2, 1997
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- None of the dreams of lasting peace in Northern Ireland have yet come true.There is the example of Gerry Adams, after the handshakes with President Clinton, after the first coating of worldwide celebrity was tarnished, after the Irish Republican Army's terror bombs wrecked a fragile peace nearly a year ago.Adams, as president of Sinn Fein, the political arm of the IRA, still conducts business and interviews inside a party headquarters...
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By Dan Berger | December 4, 1995
Bill is too valuable to peace in Northern Ireland to be allowed back in Washington, where he is not nearly so effective.The economy is in depression. The average salary of Major League baseball players declined 5 percent in the past year, to $1,110,766, and the mean salary 39 percent. Deep depression.The EAI experiment showed there may be profit in public schools for a privately owned company or for a mayor, but not for both simultaneously.The U.S. troops can concentrate on land mines in Bosnia.
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