Thursday, July 28, 2005

An End To IRA Violence?

The leadership of Oglaigh na hEireann (IRA) has formally ordered an end to the armed campaign.

This will take effect from 4 p.m. this afternoon. All IRA units have been ordered to dump arms. All volunteers have been instructed to assist the development of purely political and democratic programs through exclusively peaceful means.

-- Excerpt from the Irish Republican Army statement of July 28, 2005, announcing an end to its armed campaign against British rule in Northern Ireland

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