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Northern Ireland #73069

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 08, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) Death of IRA (Irish Republican Army) hunger striker Joe McDonnell reported; strikers' demands and British government's response recalled.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Belfast, North Ireland) Pro-IRA demonstrations and rioting here following McDonnell's death examined; films shown. Apparent disruption of negotiations between British government and Irish Commission for Justice and Peace by McDonnell's death discussed. [N. Ireland minister of state Michael ALISON - doesn't think McDonnell's death will help situation.] Another IRA prisoner said taking McDonnell's place in hunger strike.
REPORTER: Chris Harper

Harper, Chris;
Jennings, Peter;
Koppel, Ted

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