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Northern Ireland #72935

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 03, 1981
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(Studio) Attempted assassination of North Ireland Protestant leader Ian Paisley in Belfast reported; Irish National Repub. Army said taking credit. British government noted considering chgs. against Paisley for unrelated matter; details given.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Belfast, North Ireland) England said examining possibility of incrd. North Ireland participation in home rule; background to current situation recalled. [Secretary North Ireland Humphrey ATKINS - explains his plan leading to incrd. self-rule.] Paisley's paramil. march in response to proposal noted; films shown. Paisley quoted. Response of IRA (Irish Republican Army) organization mentioned; counterproposal of former prime minister James Callaghan outlined. Families of imprisoned IRA (Irish Republican Army) hunger strikers reported meeting with Prime Min. Garret FitzGerald in effort to pressure Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher; details given. Condition of hunger striker Joseph McDonnell, who replaced Bobby Sands, mentioned.
REPORTER: Greg Dobbs

Reporter(s):
Dobbs, Greg;
Koppel, Ted
Duration:
00:02:00

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