Reynolds snubbed on IRA talks

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JOHN MAJOR appeared yesterday to snub Albert Reynolds, the Prime Minister of Ireland, over a commitment to discuss the talks on a possible IRA ceasefire between Gerry Adams, leader of Sinn Fein, and John Hume of the SDLP, writes Colin Brown.

The Prime Minister told Ian Paisley, the Democratic Ulster Unionist leader, that Mr Reynolds had not cleared his remarks with him.

Irish and British ministers will meet tomorrow for the first Anglo- Irish conference since the disclosure of the Adams-Hume talks. Kevin McNamara, Labour's spokesman, last night distanced himself from proposals for joint authority over Northern Ireland to be published today by the Institute for Public Policy Research.