Hillary Clinton urges Northern Ireland to reach deal on police and justice
"Hillary Clinton will urge Northern Ireland's leaders today to finish the work of the Good Friday accord by agreeing a timetable for transferring police and justice powers from Westminster.
"The US Secretary of State's visit coincides with the announcement that a terrorist group is going out of business. The Irish National Liberation Army, which in 1979 murdered the MP Airey Neave, declared its war over yesterday, in a statement delivered over the grave of its founder Seamus Costello.
"After talks in Dublin with Brian Cowen, the Taoiseach, Mrs Clinton said of the stand-off between the Democratic Unionists and Sinn Féin: There are questions and apprehensions but I believe that due to the concerted effort of the British Government, the Irish Government, the support of friends like us in the United States, the parties understand that this is a step they must take together. I will certainly provide as much support as I can.
"Speaking earlier in London, she said that there was now no financial support from American sympathisers for the evil enterprise of republican terrorists such as the Real IRA."
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"Hillary Clinton urges Northern Ireland to reach deal on police and justice", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2009. Consulté le 28/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/hillary-clinton-urges-northern-ireland-to-reach-deal-on-police-and-justice