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'Moment of decision' has come for Northern Ireland peace: Blair

Prime Minister Tony Blair said the “moment of decision” had come for Northern Ireland’s Catholic and Protestant leaders to break two years of deadlock and secure a lasting peace.”We’ve been through these issues many times. They haven’t changed. But now it’s time we got to decide it,” Blair said after greeting Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern at Leeds Castle, the venue for the all-party talks near Maidstone in Kent. “We can’t go out of this and have another set of elongated negotiations,” said Blair, renewing his warning that after three major pushes in two years the leaders may not repeat the effort should they fail here.Full Story

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