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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 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…

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  • 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…

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  • Northern Ireland Disarmament
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    Northern Ireland Disarmament

    Mr. Spring took members' questions concerning Prime Minister Major’s comments concerning the disarmament commission’s report in the House of Common on 24 January.

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  • Northern Ireland Disarmament
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    Northern Ireland Disarmament

    Members debated the issue of disarming both the Protestant and Catholic forces. They also discussed how this fits into the overall peace process. The disarmament commission completed its…

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  • 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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