Sinn Fein back in business

The speed with which British military installations in republican heartlands were removed last week has put the DUP on the back foot, writes Paul T Colgan.

6th August, 2005

For the first time in more than six months Sinn Fein is back in favour with the two governments.

The IRA statement of ten days ago calling on members to dump arms and assist only democratic and political “programmes'‘ has convinced the British government to implement finally the demilitarisation plans so long sought by Sinn Fein.

The speedy and generous response by the British is deemed essential in maintaining republican grassroots support for...

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