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N.Irish Sinn Fein in Legal Challenge Over IRA Fine

Northern Ireland’s largest Catholic party, Sinn Fein, said Wednesday it would take legal action against British moves to fine it for the failure of its Irish Republican Army allies to end all paramilitary activities. Britain plans to withhold 120,000 pounds ($214,100) in state aid from Sinn Fein to punish the party for alleged IRA transgressions highlighted in last month’s first report from a recently-formed peace monitoring board. “Sinn Fein is going to challenge the British government in the courts, we are going to challenge the sanctions they have taken against our electorate,” leader Gerry Adams told a news conference at the party’s west Belfast headquarters. Full Story

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