IRA statement 'falls short'
The IRA’s statement on its future intent over the Northern Ireland political process has fallen a long way short of what is required, the Ulster Unionist leader has said. David Trimble said he was disappointed and believed the plan that was being developed last week by the British and Irish Governments will not now happen. He said the governments needed to come up with some ideas for “a Plan B” about how to proceed and that some serious thinking was required. The UUP leader said his own party had a number of ideas but he was not ready to make them public. The two governments postoned the publication of their blueprint to fully implement the Good Friday Agreement and restore devolution until they received clarification of the IRA statement. Full Story