Ireland: Guns Across the Border

The bitter Protestant-Catholic rioting in Northern Ireland last August aroused predictable sympathy in the largely Catholic Irish Republic to the south. Last week there were charges that extremists in Eire have been providing far more palpable support. In a whirl of charges and countercharges, Prime Minister Jack Lynch fired two of his Cabinet ministers. A third resigned in sympathy. At week's end Lynch reshuffled his entire Cabinet. Behind the firings was the story, not yet fully substantiated, of an arms plot intended to strengthen the outnumbered Catholics of the North.

Though Lynch...

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