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IRA Rejects Spying Claims, Says Cease-fire Intact

Irish Republican Army leaders on Monday insisted the outlawed group’s cease-fire remained intact as Protestant community workers said they were breaking off contact with some Catholic groups amid allegations of spying. The new spying claims were the latest in a series of allegations of IRA intelligence-gathering which have undermined confidence in the landmark 1998 Good Friday peace agreement and seen the home rule government set up under the deal suspended. “There have been well-publicized allegations over recent months and days about IRA threats,” said the statement, released through the Dublin-based republican newspaper An Phoblacht. “These allegations are bogus and mischievous and are being exploited in an effort to undermine public confidence. Our cessation remains intact.” Full Story

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