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U.S. Tells IRA to Disband In Wake of Murder Offer

The Bush administration told the Irish Republican Army on Wednesday that the outlawed paramilitary group should disband following its offer to shoot four men — including two recently expelled members — responsible for killing a Catholic civilian. It was the bluntest U.S. criticism of the IRA to date. The call from the U.S. envoy to Northern Ireland, Mitchell Reiss, came a week ahead of St. Patrick’s Day, when leaders of the IRA-affiliated Sinn Fein party won’t be guests of the White House for the first time in a decade. Full Story

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