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Kelly - IRA comment on events of last week

29 October, 2003

Responding to the IRA statement released this evening, Sinn Féin representative Gerry Kelly said:

"This evening the IRA outlined its view of the events that unfolded last week.

"There is a lot of anger amongst nationalists and republicans, that once again it was republicans who delivered on their part of an agreement and once again others did not.

"The IRA played a key part in this agreement. They issued a statement, they engaged with the IICD and they put a large quantity of arms beyond use.

"It is remarkable that given the manner in which this agreement wasn't followed through on, that these comments are so measured. I believe that this is in line with the ongoing commitment of the IRA leadership to the peace process." ENDS

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