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#Owen Paterson

# owen-paterson - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

A Tory MP wants to stop politicians' wages in the North. Gerry Adams just called him a 'tube'

Owen Paterson, a former Northern Ireland Secretary, thinks withholding pay might “crystallise minds”.

# owen-paterson - Saturday 7 April, 2012

Adams outlines seven-point plan for a United Ireland

The Sinn Féin president outlines seven points which he says can build popular support for reunification on both sides of the border.

# owen-paterson - Saturday 10 March, 2012

Referendum on united Ireland 'inevitable' - Adams

The Sinn Féin president hit out at the UK Northern Ireland secretary, who this week rejected the possibility for a “border poll” on the region’s status.

# owen-paterson - Monday 18 April, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Monday

In today’s Fix: HSE apologises over misdiagnosed miscarriages; Houghton and Whelan are out of RTÉ soccer show; and Vladimir Putin shows off his latest hobby.

# owen-paterson - Saturday 16 April, 2011

SDLP election candidate injured after rock attack on car

Dolores Kelly is injured after two rocks are thrown through her windscreen – the day after two canvassers are attacked.A

# owen-paterson - Friday 18 February, 2011

Police in Northern Ireland get extra £245m to combat terror threat

The move follows an increase in the threat from dissident republicans.

# owen-paterson - Wednesday 17 November, 2010

Troubles victims may have stories recorded

A new independent body may record the accounts of victims from Northern Ireland’s sectarian violence.

# owen-paterson - Thursday 12 August, 2010

NORTHERN IRELAND’S Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, has said that dissident republican terrorists have spoken to both the British and Irish governments in recent weeks.

McGuinness told BBC Radio Ulster’s Talkback programme that London authorities had held negotiations with republican splinter groups in recent weeks, while Dublin had secretly met such groups for years.

McGuinness, who himself negotiated on behalf of the IRA during the prime ministry of Margaret Thatcher which ultimately led to the 1994 ceasefire, said:

They may well deny that – [but] that doesn’t concern me in the least. I know it’s happening.

I think we have to understand that there are number of tiny, micro-groups out there. These groups are a volatile concoction and are ideologically opposed to the peace process.

The Continuity IRA has ruled out the prospect of dialogue with the British government or the Sinn Féin leadership, though the Irish government was known to have met with Real IRA representatives after the 1998 Omagh Bombing.

A Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman said the had “never been our practice” to negotiate with paramilitary groups, while the Northern Irish Secretary of State, Owen Paterson, has denied claims that London was seeking to negotiate through intermediary parties.

Last week’s Sunday Times had reported that the British government was seeking to meet with CIRA representatives, despite opposition from Dublin.