From Sinn Fein, a Surprise Call for Cooperation Sinn Fein, the political wing of the Irish Republican Army, announces it will cooperate with the police in Northern Ireland. The announcement was surprising because it followed a report accusing the police of colluding with Protestant gangs. Gerry Moriary, a reporter with The Irish Times, provides details.
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From Sinn Fein, a Surprise Call for Cooperation

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From Sinn Fein, a Surprise Call for Cooperation

From Sinn Fein, a Surprise Call for Cooperation

From Sinn Fein, a Surprise Call for Cooperation

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In a historic decision, members of Sinn Fein vote to begin cooperating with Northern Ireland's police force.

Sinn Fein is the political arm of the Irish Republican Army, which fought against British rule for decades. The announcement comes just days after a report by Northern Ireland's police ombudsman, accusing the police force of collusion with Protestant loyalist gangs.

Jacki Lyden talks with Jerry Moriarty from The Irish Times.