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11 September 1997 Edition

`Rise to the challenge' - IRA

11 September 1997

In the first interview since the IRA cessation of 20 July, a spokesperson for the IRA leadership has outlined to An Phoblacht the reasons they renewed the cessation and has urged all political parties to play their part and ``rise to the challenge this renewed opportunity presents them''. Free article

Sinn Féin enter talks

11 September 1997

Sinn Féin's entry into the Stormont talks was described as ``a defining moment in history'', by Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams as he led an eight-strong team into Belfast's Castle Buildings last Tuesday 9 September. Arriving at Stormont shortly after 11am, Adams told the waiting media that Sinn Fein wanted to see all parties engaged in the talks process and urged the British government ``to move forward into substantive discussions on all core issues''. Free article

Historic US visit by Sinn Féin leadership

11 September 1997

``We want to see an end to British jurisdiction,'' said Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP. ``British Prime Minister Tony Blair says there will not be a united Ireland in the lifetime of people. We say just the opposite.'' Free article

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US drops deportation orders against Irishmen

11 September 1997

The US administration announced its decision on Tuesday 9 September to suspend deportation proceedings against six Irishmen. Free article

Attack was aimed to kill

11 September 1997

The Catholic resident of a house on the Deerpark Road in Belfast petrol-bombed on 5 September has said the motive behind the attack was a sectarian effort to kill her and her partner. Free article


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