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Northern Ireland / Violence #114583

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 23, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement by police of tight security for IRA funerals in North Ireland in wake of last week's violence reported Condemnation of IRA (Irish Republican Army) by Roman Catholic bishop of Belfast reported Report introduced.

(Belfast, North Ireland: Barrie Dunsmore) Funeral services for two British soldiers murdered by pro-IRA mob featured; scenes shown; presence of Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher mentioned. Killing of three IRA (Irish Republican Army) members by British anti-terrorist squad in Gibraltar and subsequent attack on mourners by Protestant gunman recalled; scenes shown. Mob attack on British soldiers shown. Funerals said to be focus of power struggle in Belfast; issue of Catholic Church glorifying IRA (Irish Republican Army) examined. [Democrat Unionist party spokesperson Peter ROBINSON - discusses priest equating IRA (Irish Republican Army) member with Jesus.] [Saint Agnes Parish Father Tom TONER - talks about vile murders.] [Bishop of Belfast Caral DALEY - says IRA (Irish Republican Army) is evil in our midst.]

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter

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