London attacks put IRA under pressure

It's always nice to go on holidays leaving a clear desk behind you.

9th July, 2005

It's always nice to go on holidays leaving a clear desk behind you. As his annual summer vacation approaches, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has high hopes of clearing an item that has been on his desk since he took office eight years ago – the North.

Yet again, a ‘major announcement' is expected from the IRA, but this time the words ‘palpable' and ‘anticipation' are noticeably absent from the lexicons of even the most ardent North-watchers....

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