LETTERS : Ireland's peace

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The Independent Online
From Dr Conor Cruise O'Brien Sir: Your correspondent Keith Hart (Letters, 10 January) ascribes my comments on Islam to frustration at "the failure of the peace process in Northern Ireland to break down as early as he predicted".

I never made any prediction about when the "peace process" might break down. What I did was to suggest that it would be imprudent to assume that the IRA ceasefire would continue indefinitely. This is now generally accepted.

Yours etc, CONOR CRUISE O'BRIEN Whitewater, Dublin 11 January