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  • Northern Ireland Peace Agreement
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    Northern Ireland Peace Agreement

    Prime Minister Ahern and Mr. Bruton talked about the Northern Ireland peace agreement that requires the Irish Republic to drop its claim to Northern Ireland. They focused on the effort put…

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  • Special Session on Terrorism
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    Special Session on Terrorism

    Irish leaders debated the Good Friday Peace Agreement, Sinn Fein’s role in keeping the peace, and recent violence in Omaugh which followed the agreement.

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  • Irish Question Time
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    Irish Question Time

    Prime Minister Ahern took members' questions, mostly about the progress of the Northern Ireland peace talks. The parties have imposed an April 9 deadline for reaching an agreement.

    27 views
  • Northern Ireland Peace Process
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    Northern Ireland Peace Process

    Prime Minister Ahern took members' questions on the Irish government response to the expulsion of Sinn Fein from Northern Ireland peace talks. He stressed that he hoped that Sinn Fein could…

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  • New Government Ministers
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    New Government Ministers

    Prime Minister Ahern announced his selections for various government ministers to the Dail. Oppostion leaders then commented on his choices.

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  • Irish Party Leaders Debate
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    Irish Party Leaders Debate

    Prime Minister Bruton and Mr. Ahern, the two major prime ministerial candidates debated Irish issues before the Irish parliamentary elections on June 6. They made opening statements and…

    89 views
  • Irish Election Preview
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    Irish Election Preview

    The major issues, parties and prime ministerial candidates were examined. The election will be held June 6. Mr. Little discussed the elections and was joined by Mr. O’Connell via telephone…

    67 views
  • Irish Parliament Dissolution
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    Irish Parliament Dissolution

    Prime Minister Bruton announced the dissolution of the Irish Parliament and the scheduling of election for June 6.

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  • Crime Policy Debate
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    Crime Policy Debate

    Members debated a no confidence motion concerning the release and subsequent rearrest of 16 terrorists. The judge who ordered the releases on technical grounds was later dismissed. If a no…

    37 views
  • IRA Bombing
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    I.R.A. Bombing

    Prime Minister Bruton and other members spoke about the I.R.A. bomb that exploded in London on 9 February. They examined its impact on the difficult peace negotiations and how these…

    52 views
  • Irish Prime Minister Selection
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    Irish Prime Minister Selection

    Members of the Irish Dail nominated candidates and then voted to elect John Bruton of the Fine Gael Party as the new prime minister. He defeated Bertie Ahern, leader of the Fianna Fail…

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  • Political Events in Ireland
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    Political Events in Ireland

    Irish political leaders discussed the future of Ireland’s government. In November, unable to keep his coalition government together, Irish Prime Minister Reynolds resigned. The conflict…

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