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A Closer Look (The IRA) #783715

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 17, 2005
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) A closer look at Northern Ireland & the history of violence against the British army presented; details given about the roots of the Irish Republican Army {IRA} & its political wing Sinn Fein, the cease-fire declared in 1994 & recent events that have turned public opinion against the IRA, including the Belfast murder of Robert McCartney.

(Belfast: David Wright) The push by McCartney's five sisters for justice for their slain brother featured; scenes shown of them at the White House & from the McCartneys' neighborhood in Belfast; details given of the support of their cause by the Catholic community against the IRA. [Catherine & Paula McCARTNEY†- comment on their brother & his murderers.] [Belfast political commentator Malachi O'DOHERTY†- speaks about the "romantic nonsense" about the IRA.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Wright, David
Duration:
00:04:20

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