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  • The IRA announced on Tuesday that it has put some weapons "beyond use" in what is widely seen as a historicbreakthrough for the Northern Ireland peace process. The move could lead to the restoration of Northern Ireland’spower-sharing executive if Unionist parties agree.
    Oct 25, 2001 | Story
  • As the world focuses on global terror attacks, Northern Irish leaders are struggling to distance the region fromterror movements. During a Sinn Fein conference this weekend in Dublin, Gerry Adams, the leader of Sinn Fein, thepolitical party allied with the Irish Republican Army, made a point of calling terrorism "ethically indefensible".And yesterday, Ulster Unionist leader David Trimble called on the government to match its freezing...
    Oct 02, 2001 | Story
  • Protestants mounted a noisy protest today as scores of Catholic girls walked a gauntlet of hatred for a fourth day toenter a Belfast school. Hundreds of Protestants, separated from the children by a tight cordon of police in fullriot gear, blew whistles and horns and turned their backs to make clear the girls were not welcome in the Protestantstreet leading to the front gate of their Catholic school.
    Sep 06, 2001 | Story
  • The leader of Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government, David Trimble, was reelected as chief of his dividedUlster Unionist Party on Saturday on the strength of his demand for immediate Irish Republican Army disarmament.
    Jun 25, 2001 | Story
  • As President Clinton flies home from Europe, the lame duck president counts his role in the peace process in Ireland as a top foreign policy success.
    Dec 15, 2000 | Story
  • British Army troops were rushed into Northern Ireland’s capital Belfast late last night after a fourth day of widespread violence triggered by a ban on a Protestant march through a Roman Catholic enclave.
    Jul 06, 2000 | Story
  • Today, Irish activists risked arrest at the St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York City. The Irish Gay and Lesbian Organization has organized a contingent of activists from Ireland to join in a civil disobedience action at the parade. Irish Gay and Lesbian groups are banned from marching at today’s event. They say they are protesting New York Mayor Giuliani’s "quality of life" policies, the silencing of opposition...
    Mar 17, 2000 | Story
  • Legal attempts to force a journalist to hand over notes of a sensitive interview to the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) in Northern Ireland have been criticized by human rights groups, as well as by a senior US official. Ed Maloney, the Belfast Editor of the Dublin-based Sunday Tribune, faces an unlimited fine and/or six months to five years in prison over his refusal to hand police private notes from interviews with a paramilitary leader who...
    Aug 20, 1999 | Story
  • Northern Ireland’s major Protestant party refused today to nominate ministers for the new provincial administration, a long-delayed decision that threw years of peacemaking efforts into disarray.
    Jul 15, 1999 | Story
  • In an ongoing effort to break the political stalemate over decommissioning in Northern Ireland, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Irish Premier Bertie Ahern are meeting today with the key party leaders in Downing Street. Blair and Ahern are chairing a series of negotiations between the three major political parties of Northern Ireland–Sinn Fein, headed by Gerry Adams, the Ulster Unionists, led by David Trimble, and the SDPL, headed...
    May 06, 1999 | Story