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Trimble says IRA disarmament not enough

Efforts to revive the Northern Ireland peace process have suffered a huge setback after the province’s main Protestant leader said a big act of disarmament by the Irish Republican Army was not enough. Ulster Unionist Party leader David Trimble, speaking near the end of a day of whirlwind activity, effectively put plans to revive the powersharing government, which is the cornerstone of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement peace deal, on hold. Trimble said despite assurances from an independent monitoring commission that the IRA, which fought a 30-year war against British rule in the north, had put a big cache of weapons beyond use, the report was not sufficiently detailed. Full Story

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