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Northern Ireland Peace Process

Talking Points

Handover memoir set for official launch

Thursday, 20 September, 2012, 3:50am

Negotiator gives peace message best pitch

George Mitchell's mediation skills have been tested on battlefields from the Balkans to Belfast and even Disneyland

3 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Parties urged to seize chance in peace talks

The first major session of Northern Ireland's historic peace talks is expected to begin next week after the most significant breakthrough yet.

The British and Irish governments and eight of the 10 parties involved in the progress have all signed up to a comprehensive agenda on Wednesday night.

26 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Weapons accord creates optimism

In the on-off world of Northern Ireland's political violence, there is at last cause for optimism with this week's agreement by the province's two biggest parties that serious talks can begin anew.

17 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Loyalists urged to hold back from violence

The IRA admitted this morning it carried out the double car bomb attack on the British Army's headquarters in Northern Ireland on Monday.

The bombs wounded 31 people and threatened to catapult the province back into bloodshed.

Loyalist paramilitary groups were yesterday urged to hold back from violence following the attack.

9 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Major in election bid to force Irish peace

PRIME Minister John Major last night announced plans for elections in Northern Ireland to create a new elective body, in conjunction with all-party negotiations on a lasting peace in the troubled province.

25 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Irish process

BELFAST: Experts called in by Britain and Ireland to advise on guerilla disarmament said yesterday they would seek to build on Northern Ireland's peace process but had no preconceived panacea for its problems.

16 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Major weathers storm of Ulster Unionist discontent

UNIONIST leaders yesterday gave a hostile reception to the broadcast by Prime Minister John Major on the future of the Northern Ireland peace process but seemed to pull back from their threat to bring down the Government.

Mr Major appealed for calm over a leaked document which proposed cross-border institutions in Ireland with wide powers.

3 Feb 1995 - 12:00am