'IRA defeated' says security minister

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The Independent Online
The Northern Ireland security minister, Sir John Wheeler, yesterday surprised observers by declaring that the IRA had been defeated. Sir John, who replaced Michael Mates several months ago, declared: 'The IRA is already defeated. They are locked in a time warp of following practices that have achieved nothing for them for nearly 25 years. Surely even they realise the folly of their activity.'