IRA to cease all activity and pursue aims by politics

Carrier

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If we can move our struggle on without using force then there is a very strong moral obligation to do so.
Since the first cease-fire, which was in effect the begining of this new phase, what exactly has been achieved in terms of republican objectives? In what way, exacty, has the struggle moved on, and what aspect of the current political situation has led you to believe it can be moved on in the future?
 


gobshite

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should they have given up when this country was totally occupied, no?, then why should they have made a move like this until the British were forced to the negotiating table and a reasonable chance for Irish freedom was in the air
 

LordJagged

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Great Stuff! Ball firmly in the Unionist's court. Surely they can't come up with another stall now!!
But, I wouldn't be surprised :cry:

Historic day.
 

gobshite

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its out, all units to dump arms no engage in other activities whatsoever,
someone please put the statement up
 

bombpetrol

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As an aside, fair play to Oghra Shinn Fein fir their protest outside the Brit embassy last night in Dublin. Very effective indeed!!!!!!! 8) 8) 8)
 

gobshite

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Im at work for ten more minutes then an hour of lunch in front of tv crying
 

bombpetrol

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bombpetrol said:
As an aside, fair play to Oghra Shinn Fein fir their protest outside the Brit embassy last night in Dublin. Very effective indeed!!!!!!! 8) 8) 8)
It was to free Sean Kelly. But I guess you cant edit anymore?????
 
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IRA says 'armed campaign over'

The IRA has formally ordered an end to its armed campaign and is to pursue exclusively peaceful political means.

In a long-awaited statement, the republican organisation said it would follow a democratic path ending more than 30 years of violence.

Breaking story from BBC News
 

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Suggestion as to what Paisley will come up with, please.
 

ireland2004

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David Cochrane said:
ireland2004 said:
Hopefully a few Brigades tell them where to stick their order.
Puhlease. The war is over, deal with it.
The war is on hold. The IRA are not the only people who can use force to remove the British from Ireland.
 

Zhukov

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Does this mean that the other parties will have to take SF seriously as a party of government in the Republic?
 

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bombpetrol said:
Just as an aside I think all republicans would like to thank the brave volunteers of the IRA who have given so much over the years, during this new phase we must never forget their sacrifice and hard work. We must continue to fight for the release of our incarcerated comrades in prisons both home and abroad. Likewise we must not forget that we are a revolutionary party, we are not part of the establishment, we must never be the establishment, and we must always have the re-unification of our party as the primary goal with all other actions and policies designed to achieve this goal. Tiocfaidh ar La.
I know that we will have to listen to a lot of romanticised rubbish similar to the above over the next few weeks but I can safely say that this is the most ill-informed pile of crap that has ever appeared on Politics.ie.



These two children were amongst many others murdered by the "brave volunteers of the IRA". Placing a bomb on a crowded street and retreating to a safe place to glorify in the carnage is such a courageous act. Give me a break!

I, like most Irish people, want to see a united Ireland but these murdering, criminal scum do not represent me now, never have and never will. I will take great pleasure in seeing the IRA fade to obscurity until such time as people's only recollection of them will be of a failed collection of thugs, cowards and criminals.
 

Jack_Flash

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If the IRA can now live up to their commitments , there are very exciting times ahead for Irish politics.
 

bombpetrol

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Here is the IRA statement in full:

"The leadership of Óglaigh na hÉireann has formally ordered an end to the armed campaign.

This will take effect from 4pm 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 programmes through exclusively peaceful means. Volunteers must not engage in any other activities whatsoever.

The IRA leadership has also authorised our representative to engage with the IICD to complete the process to verifiably put its arms beyond use in a way which will further enhance public confidence and to conclude this as quickly as possible.

We have invited two independent witnesses, from the Protestant and Catholic churches, to testify to this.

The Army Council took these decisions following an unprecedented internal discussion and consultation process with IRA units and Volunteers.

We appreciate the honest and forthright way in which the consultation process was carried out and the depth and content of the submissions. We are proud of the comradely way in which this truly historic discussion was conducted.

The outcome of our consultations show very strong support among IRA Volunteers for the Sinn Féin peace strategy.

There is also widespread concern about the failure of the two governments and the unionists to fully engage in the peace process. This has created real difficulties.

The overwhelming majority of people in Ireland fully support this process.

They and friends of Irish unity throughout the world want to see the full implementation of the Good Friday Agreement.

Notwithstanding these difficulties our decisions have been taken to advance our republican and democratic objectives, including our goal of a united Ireland. We believe there is now an alternative way to achieve this and to end British rule in our country.

It is the responsibility of all Volunteers to show leadership, determination and courage. We are very mindful of the sacrifices of our patriot dead, those who went to jail, Volunteers, their families and the wider republican base. We reiterate our view that the armed struggle was entirely legitimate.

We are conscious that many people suffered in the conflict. There is a compelling imperative on all sides to build a just and lasting peace.

The issue of the defence of nationalist and republican communities has been raised with us. There is a responsibility on society to ensure that there is no re-occurrence of the pogroms of 1969 and the early 1970s.

There is also a universal responsibility to tackle sectarianism in all its forms.

The IRA is fully committed to the goals of Irish unity and independence and to building the Republic outlined in the 1916 Proclamation.

We call for maximum unity and effort by Irish republicans everywhere.

We are confident that by working together Irish republicans can achieve our objectives.

Every Volunteer is aware of the import of the decisions we have taken and all Óglaigh are compelled to fully comply with these orders.

There is now an unprecedented opportunity to utilise the considerable energy and goodwill which there is for the peace process. This comprehensive series of unparalleled initiatives is our contribution to this and to the continued endeavours to bring about independence and unity for the people of Ireland.

Irish Republican Army orders an end to armed campaign.

The IRA is fully committed to the goals of Irish unity and
independence and to building the Republic outlined in the 1916 Proclamation.

Our decisions have been taken to advance our republican and
democratic objectives, including our goal of a united Ireland.

We believe there is now an alternative way to achieve this and to end British rule in our country."
 

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LordJagged said:
Great Stuff! Ball firmly in the Unionist's court. Surely they can't come up with another stall now!!
Give them a chance - 'Doctor No' hasn't had a chance to pick any holes yet. I'd be suprised if it was plain sailing from now on.

But I'm bloody pleased that the IRA have decided to end the violence - as long as there won't be any more bloody splinter groups!
 


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