Written Answers. - IRA Actions.

Ivor Callely

Ceist:

46 Mr. Callely asked the Taoiseach whether the Government holds Sinn Féin responsible for IRA actions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8888/96]

It is an obvious statement of fact that the IRA is ultimately responsible for its own actions. The Government has repeatedly called on the IRA to re-instate the ceasefire unequivocally, thereby enabling Sinn Féin to make its distinctive and necessary contributions to the all-party negotiations commencing on 10 June.