Northern Ireland NPR's David Molpus reports round-the-clock talks to set up a new Protestant-Catholic administration for Northern Ireland failed today a year after the peace plan was first agreed to. Agreement foundered again on the refusal of Sinn Fein, the political arm of the IRA, to agree to the disarmament of the IRA before peace is established. To salvage the peace plan, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern declared a short pause in the talks "for reflection." The talks are scheduled to resume on April 13th.
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Northern Ireland

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NPR's David Molpus reports round-the-clock talks to set up a new Protestant-Catholic administration for Northern Ireland failed today a year after the peace plan was first agreed to. Agreement foundered again on the refusal of Sinn Fein, the political arm of the IRA, to agree to the disarmament of the IRA before peace is established. To salvage the peace plan, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern declared a short pause in the talks "for reflection." The talks are scheduled to resume on April 13th.