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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

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

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    Irish Question Time

    Prime Minister Bertie 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.

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    Northern Ireland Peace Process

    Irish Prime Minister Bertie 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…

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    New Government Ministers

    Republic of Ireland Prime Minister Bertie Ahern announced his selections for various government ministers to the Dail (pronounced "doyle"). Opposition leaders then commented on his choices.

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    Irish Parliament Dissolution

    Irish Prime Minister John Bruton announced the dissolution of the current Irish Parliament. Opposition leader Bertie Ahern also spoke, expressing his optimism about the upcoming election…

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    Crime Policy Debate

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

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    Northern Ireland Peace Process

    Members reacted to the recent I.R.A. bombing of the main British army base in Northern Ireland. They strongly criticized this action and expressed their views on the need to continue to…

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    I.R.A. Bombing

    Irish Prime John Minister Bruton and other members spoke about the I.R.A. bomb that exploded in London on February 9, 1996. They examined its impact on the difficult peace negotiations and…

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    Northern Ireland Peace Process

    Members of the Irish Dail commented on the new Northern Ireland peace initiative announced November 28 by the British and Irish prime ministers.

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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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    Irish Prime Minister Resignation

    On November 16th, Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds resigned under threat of a no confidence motion. His Labour Party supporters refused to support him due to disagreement over the…

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    Question Time

    Members of the Irish parliament debated the prospects for peace in Northern Ireland. They also discussed the visit of Gerry Adams, leader of the Sinn Fein, to the United States.

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    Northern Ireland Peace Process

    Prime Minister Albert Reynolds discussed an initiative to end the conflict in Northern Ireland. This agreement was announced by himself and British Prime Minister John Major last week in…

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    Violence in Northern Ireland

    During Irish Dail floor debate, solutions to the violence in Northern Ireland were debated.

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    Violence in Northern Ireland

    C-SPAN aired a portion of the Irish Parliament’s debate on the on going violence in Northern Ireland and Great Britain. Government officials discussed the recent violence between the…

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    Violence in Northern Ireland

    In an excerpt from a session of the Irish Dail, the Irish national legislature, members discussed the situation in Northern Ireland, where recent acts of violence have renewed public attention on…

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    Selection of a New Government

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    Selection of a New Prime Minister

    Members of the Irish Dail debated the continuing failure of the Irish parliament to successfully negotiate a coalition government after no political party achieved a majority in the…

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    Selection of Irish Prime Minister

    In excerpts from a session of the Irish Dail, members proposed and voted on nominees for Irish prime minister. After three hours of debate, the Irish Dail was unable to determine a prime…

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