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Trimble says peace would follow if IRA gave up guns

Despite reports of a thaw between the main Catholic and Protestant parties in Northern Ireland, Protestant leader David Trimble insisted peace depends on an ending of IRA paramilitary activities. Trimble said in a radio interview on Sunday that the Irish Republican Army “must say that the war is over so that we can turn the page.” He was speaking after Gerry Adams, the leader of Sinn Fein, the political wing of the IRA, revealed that face-to-face talks between the two men had been going on since summer. Trimble said his Ulster Unionist Party was willing to share power again with Sinn Fein in the Northern Ireland Assembly, which was suspended last October amid mutual suspicion.Full Story

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