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Poll: Should the British Government cancel deals made with IRA ‘on-the-runs’ ?

The deals were made by former UK Prime Minster Tony Blair but should they be taken back?

Families of the 1993 Shankill Road bomb lay flowers at the scene. One of the suspects is believed to have a letter saying he is not wanted by police.
Families of the 1993 Shankill Road bomb lay flowers at the scene. One of the suspects is believed to have a letter saying he is not wanted by police.
Image: John Giles/PA Archive

NORTHERN IRELAND FIRST Minister Peter Robinson has called on the British Government to rescind assurances made to 187 IRA ‘on-the-run’ paramilitaries that they are no longer wanted by police.

The DUP leader says “there are people going around with letters stuffed in their pockets” which stops them being arrested.

The debate comes after the collapse of the trial of Donegal man James Downey who was suspected of the 1982 Hyde Park bomb which killed four British soldiers.

The deals were made by former UK Prime Minster Tony Blair but should they be taken back?

Today’s poll, Should the British Government cancel deals made with IRA ‘on-the-runs’ ?


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