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McGuinness dismisses RIRA as unrepresentative

12 November, 2007


Speaking directly to the micro group which claimed responsibility for the shooting of an off duty policeman while leaving his child to school in Derry last Thursday, Deputy First Minister and Mid-Ulster MP, Martin McGuinness said;

"My response is crystal clear; as far as the vast majority of the community is concerned the war is well and truly over. It is time you - a totally unrepresentative group - woke up to that reality. In the real world you have no popular support, no strategy to achieve a United Ireland.

"Threatening Martin Meehan, a real and courageous soldier in the hours before his death coupled with your latest threats against the community which overwhelmingly rejected your warped analysis at the polls last March graphically illustrates how detached from reality you really are.

"We who stood against the injustices and the military forces which imposed those injustices have one clear message. We will not be intimidated." Ends

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