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Blair, Ahern get tough on Sinn Féin links to violence

Tony Blair and the Irish Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, will this week harden their stance against paramilitary involvement in mainstream politics when they warn Gerry Adams, Sinn Féin’s president, that the Republicans must stop all military and criminal activity before talks can resume on the stalled peace process. Mr Ahern will see Mr Adams in Dublin today and Mr Blair will see him at Chequers on Thursday evening. But their message will be the same: no more drawn-out negotiations in search of a power-sharing accommodation with Ian Paisley’s Democratic Unionist Party.Full Story

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