IRA releases second statement - weapons put beyond use
The North's peace process has gathered fresh momentum with the IRA confirming a new move over weapons. In a second statement today, the IRA leadership confirmed that more weapons had been put beyond use.
The one-paragraph statement, which has been carried on several television statements, said: "The leadership of Oglaigh na hEireann (the IRA) can confirm that a further act of putting arms beyond use has taken place under the agreed scheme. Signed, P O`Neill."