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Response by Dr Seán Brady Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland to IRA Statement

Press Release

28 July 2005

Response by Dr Seán Brady Archbishop of Armagh

and Primate of All Ireland to IRA Statement

Every word and deed that helps to foster peace is to be welcomed. In that
spirit I warmly welcome today’s very clear and significant statement by
the IRA.

I hope that the IRA will not only deliver on its declared commitment to
end its armed campaign but also accompany this historic declaration with
the kind of actions that will build trust, inspire confidence and encourage
a positive response from others.

Were that to happen I am convinced that today’s developments represent
a unique opportunity to enhance the progress of recent years and to
construct a shared and secure future for all, built on new relationships
of respect and understanding.

I also hope that the moment is near when all paramilitary groups will
decide to banish forever the threat of violence.

Peace is never achieved once and for all but has to be constantly fostered
by everyone in our society. I hope that today will encourage everyone to
continue that search for a lasting peace.

Ends
28 July 2005

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