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    >>>>>> Adams confirms countdown to IRA statement


    Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams has confirmed that the
    Provisional IRA is set to issue a statement on its future later
    today.

    He said: "The forthcoming IRA statement will challenge Irish
    republicans and nationalists.

    "I appeal to everyone to carefully read what the Army has to say
    and to remain united and steadfast.

    "The IRA statement will also challenge others, especially the
    two governments and the Unionists.

    "The Dublin political establishment in particular will have a
    lot of soul-searching to do if those in political leadership are
    to meet the needs of the upcoming period."

    Confirmation of the move came as republicans prepared to hold
    co-ordinated press conferences in Dublin, Washington, London and
    Brussels.

    The statement outlining the IRA's plans is expected to be
    released shortly in advance of the briefings at 4pm (Irish
    time).

    Mr Adams will be attending the press conference in Dublin, while
    Martin McGuinness will be holding the press conference in
    Washington.

    The Irish Prime Minister, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, has said he is
    confident of seeing an "enormous change" within days but would
    not be drawn on details.

    In a related devlopment, political hostage Sean Kelly was
    granted temporary release from Maghaberry Jail last night. Mr
    Kelly was released pending a review of his case.

    The former IRA prisoner was originally released under licence
    from Long Kesh prison under the terms of the 1998 Good Friday
    Agreement. He was returned to jail without explanation last
    month, provoking mass protests.

    British officials confirmed the move was made on the expectation
    of the forthcoming IRA statement.

    Sinn Fein North Belfast representative Gerry Kelly last night
    met Sean Kelly as he was released.

    He said: "In my opinion Sean Kelly should never have been
    arrested in the first place.

    "It would be my wish that the Sentence Review Commission resolve
    this situation as a matter of urgency and allow Sean and his
    family to get on with their lives."

    But DUP leader Ian Paisley claimed to be outraged by the
    development. He flew to London to demand answers from the
    British government about the release.

    The DUP said the decision to release Kelly was "purely a
    political decision" that would have consequences for the
    political process.

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    custa est una noa frisca frisca....



    FLASH: IRA ORDERS END TO ARMED CAMPAIGN


    --------------------------------------------------------------
    The following is the full text of today's historic statement
    by the Provisional IRA.
    --------------------------------------------------------------


    The leadership of Oglaigh na hEireann 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 Fein 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 Oglaigh 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.

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    Predefinito Re: -ira Orders End To Armed Campaign-

    Originally posted by Lutzianu
    custa est una noa frisca frisca....


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

    This will take effect from 4pm this afternoon.


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    IRA orders end to armed struggle
    By Dan McGinn, PA
    Published: 28 July 2005
    The IRA today ordered an end to its armed campaign.

    In a statement, the Provisionals confirmed its armed struggle would end from 4pm today and that all IRA units have been ordered to dump arms.

    The organisation also confirmed that it had instructed its representative to complete its disarmament process in a way which would enhance public confidence and to do this as quickly as possible.

    Two independent witnesses from the Protestant and Catholic churches had been invited to testify to the weapons decommissioning move.

    The IRA was responding to a call from Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams in April toconsider abandoning armed struggle and pursue its goals exclusively throughpeaceful and democratic means.

    The statement said it believed that the republican objectives could now be achieved through means other than armed struggle.

    "The outcome of our consultations shows very strong support among IRA volunteers for the Sinn Fein 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."

    Denis Bradley, vice-chairman of the Northern Ireland Policing Board, said he waslooking for a positive response from the Unionist community.

    He said: "This is a statement which would never have been made five, 10 years ago, even last October, and people need to acknowledge that.

    "Now that it has been made, the implications are very clear. It is an enormous day in the history of these islands."

    In a departure from tradition, the IRA statement came in the form of a DVD whichfeatured ex-prisoner Seana Walsh reading it.

    The Provisionals' statement said: "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 (IRA) volunteers to show leadership, determination and courage."

    The IRA insisted that its 36-year armed campaign had been entirely legitimate.

    It acknowledged many people had suffered in the conflict, including republicans.

    The statement said: "There is a compelling imperative on all sides to build a just and lasting peace."

    The Provisionals addressed nationalist and republican concerns that thegroundbreaking moves from the IRA would affect the defence of their communitiesfrom attack.

    The IRA stressed there was a responsibility on everyone to ensure that there was no re-occurrence of what it called "the pogroms of 1969 and the early 1970s.

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

    Mr Adams was expected to urge at a press conference in Dublin today that everyone involved in the peace process should recognise the historic nature of the IRA's move.

    But unionists, particularly the Rev Ian Paisley's Democratic Unionists, will be sceptical about the IRA statement and will demand proof that its words will be matched by deeds.

    Former SDLP leader and Nobel peace prize winner John Hume said today's IRAstatement is very important and it is now up to the British and Irishgovernments and the Northern Ireland parties to implement the Good FridayAgreement.

    He said all true democrats now had to respond to the will of the people.

    "I think it is a very important step, given the opposition that was coming from the DUP in particular," he said.

    "Now that the road is totally clear, I would be reasonably confident that we would make further progress.

    "It is now the duty of all true democrats north and south to implement the will of the people. That's the strongest argument that can be put to the parties in the North.

    "I think it should make quite a substantial difference. Obviously, a complete and absolute end to violence is a necessity in our situation.

    "Violence not only has no role to play, but it deepens the problems and makes them far more difficult to resolve. It's about time that that was completely ended," he told Sky News.

    Mr Hume called for the British and Irish governments to meet the Northern Ireland parties immediately to set about implementing the Good Friday Agreement.

    Democratic Unionist Party MP Jeffrey Donaldson said any possibility of thefuture resumption of power-sharing would depend on how long it takes the IRA tocomplete decommissioning and how it is verified.

    The Lagan Valley MP said: "That will be determined by how long it takes the IRA to complete the decommissioning process. We've no indication in this statement of when that will be done, they simply say it will be done as soon as possible.

    "We don't know whether that means one week, two weeks, six months, a year, so obviously we need to wait and see what happens there.

    "We need to see that what happens is properly verified and when the IRA talk about enhancing public confidence, how do they intend to do that? What will be the role of the independent witnesses and how much will they be able to say about what they've seen and about what has happened?"

    Mr Donaldson said more clarification of the statement was needed.

    "That's why we'll probably need a period of time now over which we can judge whether what the IRA says is what they actually do," he added.

    SDLP leader Marc Durkan said the statement appeared to show the IRA had brokenwith its past, and he hoped the organisation's involvement in organised crimewould end for good, as well as the culture of cover-up and community control.

    It was vital, he said, that the Provisionals deliver quickly on what they have promised. Actions on the ground must demonstrate this- and there is an equal obligation on all loyalist paramilitaries to end their terror and crime.

    Mr Durkan added: "There is also an onus on the two governments and the unionist parties to work together to deliver the full implementation of the Good Friday Agreement."

    He added: "The use of violence was always immoral and unjustified. It achieved absolutely nothing and brought incalculable suffering to victims throughout the north. They, and their loss, should be first and foremost in our minds today."

    The IRA today ordered an end to its armed campaign.

    In a statement, the Provisionals confirmed its armed struggle would end from 4pm today and that all IRA units have been ordered to dump arms.

    The organisation also confirmed that it had instructed its representative to complete its disarmament process in a way which would enhance public confidence and to do this as quickly as possible.

    Two independent witnesses from the Protestant and Catholic churches had been invited to testify to the weapons decommissioning move.

    The IRA was responding to a call from Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams in April toconsider abandoning armed struggle and pursue its goals exclusively throughpeaceful and democratic means.

    The statement said it believed that the republican objectives could now be achieved through means other than armed struggle.

    "The outcome of our consultations shows very strong support among IRA volunteers for the Sinn Fein 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."

    Denis Bradley, vice-chairman of the Northern Ireland Policing Board, said he waslooking for a positive response from the Unionist community.

    He said: "This is a statement which would never have been made five, 10 years ago, even last October, and people need to acknowledge that.

    "Now that it has been made, the implications are very clear. It is an enormous day in the history of these islands."

    In a departure from tradition, the IRA statement came in the form of a DVD whichfeatured ex-prisoner Seana Walsh reading it.

    The Provisionals' statement said: "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 (IRA) volunteers to show leadership, determination and courage."

    The IRA insisted that its 36-year armed campaign had been entirely legitimate.

    It acknowledged many people had suffered in the conflict, including republicans.

    The statement said: "There is a compelling imperative on all sides to build a just and lasting peace."

    The Provisionals addressed nationalist and republican concerns that thegroundbreaking moves from the IRA would affect the defence of their communitiesfrom attack.

    The IRA stressed there was a responsibility on everyone to ensure that there was no re-occurrence of what it called "the pogroms of 1969 and the early 1970s.

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

    Mr Adams was expected to urge at a press conference in Dublin today that everyone involved in the peace process should recognise the historic nature of the IRA's move.
    But unionists, particularly the Rev Ian Paisley's Democratic Unionists, will be sceptical about the IRA statement and will demand proof that its words will be matched by deeds.

    Former SDLP leader and Nobel peace prize winner John Hume said today's IRAstatement is very important and it is now up to the British and Irishgovernments and the Northern Ireland parties to implement the Good FridayAgreement.

    He said all true democrats now had to respond to the will of the people.

    "I think it is a very important step, given the opposition that was coming from the DUP in particular," he said.

    "Now that the road is totally clear, I would be reasonably confident that we would make further progress.

    "It is now the duty of all true democrats north and south to implement the will of the people. That's the strongest argument that can be put to the parties in the North.

    "I think it should make quite a substantial difference. Obviously, a complete and absolute end to violence is a necessity in our situation.

    "Violence not only has no role to play, but it deepens the problems and makes them far more difficult to resolve. It's about time that that was completely ended," he told Sky News.

    Mr Hume called for the British and Irish governments to meet the Northern Ireland parties immediately to set about implementing the Good Friday Agreement.

    Democratic Unionist Party MP Jeffrey Donaldson said any possibility of thefuture resumption of power-sharing would depend on how long it takes the IRA tocomplete decommissioning and how it is verified.

    The Lagan Valley MP said: "That will be determined by how long it takes the IRA to complete the decommissioning process. We've no indication in this statement of when that will be done, they simply say it will be done as soon as possible.

    "We don't know whether that means one week, two weeks, six months, a year, so obviously we need to wait and see what happens there.

    "We need to see that what happens is properly verified and when the IRA talk about enhancing public confidence, how do they intend to do that? What will be the role of the independent witnesses and how much will they be able to say about what they've seen and about what has happened?"

    Mr Donaldson said more clarification of the statement was needed.

    "That's why we'll probably need a period of time now over which we can judge whether what the IRA says is what they actually do," he added.

    SDLP leader Marc Durkan said the statement appeared to show the IRA had brokenwith its past, and he hoped the organisation's involvement in organised crimewould end for good, as well as the culture of cover-up and community control.

    It was vital, he said, that the Provisionals deliver quickly on what they have promised. Actions on the ground must demonstrate this- and there is an equal obligation on all loyalist paramilitaries to end their terror and crime.

    Mr Durkan added: "There is also an onus on the two governments and the unionist parties to work together to deliver the full implementation of the Good Friday Agreement."

    He added: "The use of violence was always immoral and unjustified. It achieved absolutely nothing and brought incalculable suffering to victims throughout the north. They, and their loss, should be first and foremost in our minds today."

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    pro chi si cheret documentare..

    salude

    L




    >>>>>> Reaction to IRA statement


    GOVERNMENTS

    British Prime Minister Tony Blair hailed the IRA's decision as
    "a step of unprecedented magnitude in the recent history of
    Northern Ireland".

    Mr Blair said today could be the day in which "finally after all
    the false dawns and dashed hopes, peace replaced war, politics
    replaces terror on the island of Ireland".

    He said: "I welcome the statement of the IRA that ends its
    campaign. I welcome its clarity.

    I welcome the recognition that the only route to political
    change lies exclusively in peaceful and democratic means. This
    is a step of unparalleled magnitude in the recent history of
    Northern Ireland.

    "The Unionist community in particular and all of us throughout
    Ireland and the United Kingdom will want to see this clear
    statement of principle kept to in practice.

    "The instruction of the IRA statement that Volunteers must not
    engage in any other activity whatsoever will be taken as a
    forthright denunciation of any activity, paramilitary or
    criminal."

    Irish Prime Minister Taoiseach Bertie Ahern hailed the statement
    as historic and said "the war is over".

    He said it satisfied the demands of the British and Irish
    Governments.

    "As a statement goes, this delivers what I'd been seeking," he
    said.

    "I had set down in the public domain since the meeting I had
    with Sinn Fein in January what I wanted.

    "I wanted to see decommissioning be dealt with, I wanted to see
    the IRA as a paramilitary organisation ceasing and I wanted to
    see that the issues as set out in the [two Government's] Joint
    Declaration were covered, this statement covers those points,
    there's no doubt about that.

    "The war is over, the IRA's armed campaign is over,
    paramilitarism is over and I believe that we can look to the
    future of peace and prosperity based on mutual trust and
    reconciliation and a final end to violence.

    "And that's what people like myself and others have been working
    for for a long time."

    Mr Ahern said that if the IRA words "are borne out by the
    verified action" it would be "a momentous and a very historic
    development."

    "Our focus now, as is always as the two Governments, is on the
    complete implementation of the Good Friday Agreement that people
    voted for back in May of 1998 and that has brought such immense
    benefits to the country."

    UNIONISTS

    Democratic Unionist Party MP Jeffrey Donaldson said any
    possibility of the future resumption of power-sharing would
    depend on how long it takes the IRA to complete the promised
    decommissioning of all its weapons and how it is verified.

    The Lagan Valley MP said: "That will be determined by how long
    it takes the IRA to complete the decommissioning process. We've
    no indication in this statement of when that will be done, they
    simply say it will be done as soon as possible."

    "We need to see that what happens is properly verified and when
    the IRA talk about enhancing public confidence, how do they
    intend to do that?"

    Mr Donaldson said more clarification of the statement was
    needed.

    Reg Empey, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party, said his party
    would be reserving judgment until the IRA's words were
    translated into actions.

    "I can't take any statement from the Republican movement at face
    value because we have had that many of them in the past," he
    said.

    "After having had so many false starts in the past, naturally
    people are going to say actions speak louder than words.

    "So let us see how this plays out. Let us see what happens to
    the weapons, let us see what happens on the ground."

    NATIONALISTS

    Former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds said the move was a sensible
    step into democracy.

    He said he had been confident the IRA would make the declaration
    ever since the first ceasefire was called in August 1994.

    "I knew and believed and said it so many times since that we had
    changed direction in relation to the republican movement and
    that in time it would be seen as such. This is an historical
    day," Mr Reynolds said.

    Former SDLP leader and Nobel peace prize winner John Hume said
    today's IRA statement was "a very important step" and it is now
    up to the British and Irish governments and the Norths political
    parties to implement the Good Friday Agreement.

    He said all true democrats now had to respond to the will of the
    people.

    "I think it is a very important step, given the opposition that
    was coming from the DUP in particular," he said.

    "Now that the road is totally clear, I would be reasonably
    confident that we would make further progress."

    There was no immediate response from the hardline Republican
    Sinn Fein or the breakaway 32 County Sovereignty Committee.


    USA

    President George Bush’s special envoy on the North, Mitchell
    Reiss, described the statement as “very positive and very
    encouraging”.

    He said whether it was truly historic would be determined in the
    coming weeks and months.

    “We will soon see whether these words will be turned into
    deeds,” he said. “Everybody would like to move as quickly as
    possible but let’s move ahead clearly and do it in a way which
    gives reassurance.”

    Mr Reiss was briefed on developments in Washington this morning
    by Sinn Féin chief negotiator Martin McGuinness and said he had
    been encouraged by what he was told.

    Republican congressman Peter King branded the breakthrough “a
    truly defining moment in Irish history”.

    He said it was the “most dramatic step forward in advancing the
    peace process”.

    King, a leading Sinn Féin supporter, said he had been told two
    large IRA arms caches would be destroyed later in the day, but
    he said he did not know where.

    “I can understand the Unionists having some scepticism, which is
    why I think it will take several months to go back into
    government, but there’s no reason negotiations can’t start
    immediately,” he said.

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    SOTZIALISMU! INDIPENDENTZIA!

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    Una buona, anzi, ottima notizia!
    CCS - SNI

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    >>>>>> Adams welcomes IRA statement


    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    The following are the edited remarks today of Sinn Fein
    President Gerry Adams on the statement by the Provisional IRA to
    end its armed struggle
    ----------------------------------------------------------------


    Today's decision by the IRA to move into a new peaceful mode is
    historic and represents a courageous and confident initiative.
    It is a truly momentous and defining point in the search for a
    lasting peace with justice. I commend the commitment of those
    who have taken this decision and I appeal for unity and
    solidarity among all Irish republicans on the island of Ireland
    and beyond and for the struggle to be carried forward with new
    energy and enthusiasm.

    The IRA decision presents an unparalleled challenge and
    opportunity for every nationalist and republican.

    There is an enormous responsibility on us to seize this moment
    and to make Irish freedom a reality. I would urge all Irish
    nationalists and republicans, including those who have shown
    such commitment over the years as Volunteers of the IRA to put
    their undoubted talents and energy into building a new Ireland.

    Today's IRA initiative also presents challenges for others.

    It places a clear onus on the British and Irish Governments to
    fully and faithfully implement the Good Friday Agreement.

    In particular this means an end to pandering to those unionists
    who are rejectionist and the British Government must urgently
    address the demilitarisation, equality and human rights agendas.

    It means the Irish Government actively promoting the rights and
    entitlements of all of its citizens, including those in the
    North.

    It means that unionists who are for the Good Friday Agreement
    must end their ambivalence. And it is a direct challenge to the
    DUP to decide if they want to put the past behind them, and make
    peace with the rest of the people of this island.

    Today's IRA statement can help revive the Peace Process; it
    deals with genuine unionist concerns and removes from the
    leadership of unionism its excuse for non-engagement.

    Republicans will not be surprised that our opponents will
    continue to try to defeat us. Initiatives by the IRA are
    unlikely to change, in the short-term, the attitude of those who
    oppose us whether in London or Dublin or within unionism. We can
    expect this to continue until we succeed in our endeavours.

    Today's statement by the IRA is clear evidence of the
    commitment of republicans to the Peace Process. The question now
    is whether the two governments and the unionists are prepared to
    take up the challenge of building the necessary next steps to a
    just and peaceful future.

    The road map is clear. Sinn Fein is a party looking forward. We
    have a vision of a new future, a better future, and we have the
    spirit and the confidence to work with others to achieve this.
    Irish republicans and nationalists are now in a new area of
    struggle. There is a role for everyone in this new situation.
    Let us move forward together to re-build the Peace Process and
    deliver Irish unity and independence.

    National liberation struggles can have different phases. There
    is a time to resist, to stand up and to confront the enemy by
    arms if necessary.

    In other words, there is a time for war. There is also a time
    to engage, to reach out, to put the war behind us all.

    There is a time for peace. There is a time for justice. There
    is a time for rebuilding. This is that time. This is the era of
    the nation builders.

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    atteras noas de s'eire



    >>>>>> Flash: Britain unveils demilitarisation programme


    Britain's Direct Ruler in Ireland, Peter Hain, has outlined a
    programme for demilitarisation in the North of Ireland.

    A commitment to drastically reduce Britain's military garrison
    in Ireland was originally made under the Good Friday Agreement
    over seven years ago.

    Under the "security normalisation" plans, a number of British
    Army spy posts and towers will be closed and PSNI police
    stations will be defortified. Details of the phased plan are
    published below.

    However, Mr Hain said that after two years, a British "peacetime
    garrison" of five thousands troops would remain on Irish soil
    indefinitely.

    Mr Hain said: "The programme published today will see the
    creation of an environment which will allow the return of
    conventional policing across Northern Ireland."

    The Irish-based battalions of the Royal Irish Regiment are to be
    disbanded in 2007 as part of the military wind-down. A locally
    recruited pro-British militia, these battalions were known until
    1992 as the Ulster Defence Regiment.

    The British Army will end its support role to the PSNI police on
    1 August 2007, the same day that the battalions will disband.

    The British Army's general officer commanding, Lieutenant
    General Sir Reddy Watt said: "The Royal Irish Regiment (Home
    Service) and their predecessors, the Ulster Defence Regiment,
    have played a crucial role in creating the enabling environment
    for normalisation to begin.

    "Once the Police Service of Northern Ireland no longer needs
    routine military support, the three Home Service battalions will
    have successfully completed the task for which they were
    raised."

    The DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson condemned the decision.

    "This decision has come as an absolute bombshell," Mr Donaldson
    said. "I'm absolutely devastated by this news."

    He said the government "underestimates entirely the anger that
    this will create in the unionist community".

    Sinn Fein's Conor Murphy called on unionists to embrace
    demilitarisation.

    "I have to ask who wants to live in a heavily militarised
    society. It is for all our benefits, unionists as well as
    nationalists and republicans, to see society here
    demilitarised," he said.


    -------------------------------------------------------------
    The following is the full text of the statement, outlining the
    demilitarisation programme.
    -------------------------------------------------------------


    In April 2003 the government set out proposals to normalise the
    security profile across Northern Ireland when there was an
    enabling environment.

    Following the IRA statement of 28 July, we are now moving
    quickly to begin that process.

    Today I am publishing planned normalisation programme agreed
    with the chief constable and the Army GOC [General Officer
    Commanding Northern Ireland].

    My first and over-riding priority and that of the chief
    constable and the GOC is the safety and security of the people
    of Northern Ireland.

    We will not do anything that will compromise that.

    Provided the enabling environment is established and maintained
    this programme will be achievable within two years though if the
    conditions are right to move more quickly in implementing
    elements of the plan, the government will do so.

    The programme published today will see the creation of an
    environment which will allow the return of conventional policing
    across Northern Ireland.

    Update to Annex 1 of the Joint Declaration

    This paper provides the updated version of the normalisation
    programme which was promised in the government's statement of 28
    July.

    The steps which will be undertaken in a normalisation programme
    assuming an enabling environment is created and maintained will
    be as follows:

    Within the first eight months, in an enabling environment, we
    would have achieved:

    * The vacation and closure of Forkhill Base; the removal of
    Tower Romeo 12 in South Armagh; and dismantling of the super
    sangar in Newtownhamilton. Work has already started and will be
    completed within a six-month period

    * The removal of the observation post at Divis Tower in
    Belfast and the two observation towers at Masonic in
    Londonderry. Work is beginning this week and will be completed
    within a six-month period

    * The successive removal of two towers in South Armagh G10
    (Creevekeeran); G20 (Drummuckavall). Work will start within a
    few weeks and be completed within a six-month period; with the
    sites restored to Greenfield status as soon as possible

    * The publication of a structured plan for phased reduction
    in troops to peacetime levels

    * The continuation of the review of the police estate with
    action taken as agreed with the Policing Board following
    consultation with district commanders and local communities,
    including work to defortify some 24 police stations.

    Within the next 12 months, in an enabling environment, we would
    have achieved:

    * Further defortification of police stations. Progressive
    development of and extension of varying patrol patterns: eg
    single beat officers, bicycle patrols and opening of police
    shops

    * The vacation and demolition of the remaining South Armagh
    towers. These sites, with the exception of a Blue Light
    communications site at Crosleive, would be returned to
    Greenfield status as rapidly as possible thereafter

    * Progressive withdrawal of soldiers from sites where
    co-located with police in Armagh (Crossmaglen, Newtownhamilton,
    Middletown) and in Fermanagh and Tyrone

    * The removal of the military base within Maydown police
    station

    * A reduction in troop numbers in line with the published
    plan

    * The return of private property on vacated sites.

    Within the final four months, in an enabling environment, we
    would have achieved:

    * Further implementation of the police estate review, as
    determined by the Policing Board

    * Additional opportunities for the police to patrol without
    the use of armoured vehicles

    * The vacation and demolition of the observation post at
    Rosemount in Derry

    * The vacation, closure and disposal of all military sites
    to leave no more than 14 core sites

    * The further reduction in Army and other service levels,
    including the disbandment of the operational brigade
    headquarters, to a permanent military garrison of no more than
    5,000. The size of the longer-term garrison is likely to
    fluctuate in response to global demands on the Army and its
    overall complement

    * Repeal of counter terrorist legislation particular to
    Northern Ireland.

 

 

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