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While the Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and the British Prime Minister Tony Blair will no doubt have drunk to each other's health this weekend, both men sharing in the warm glow following Thursday's IRA statement ending its armed struggle, they are likely t

30th July, 2005

While the Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and the British Prime Minister Tony Blair will no doubt have drunk to each other's health this weekend, both men sharing in the warm glow following Thursday's IRA statement ending its armed struggle, they are likely to wake tomorrow with a political hangover.

Ahern has welcomed the news that the IRA is to concentrate fully on political and democratic methods as “unprecedented'‘ and potentially “momentous'‘.

Blair,...

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