Tim's dad welcomes apology from IRA.THE father of Warrington bomb victim Tim Parry today welcomed the IRA's apology apology [Gr.,=defense], literary work that defends, justifies, or clarifies an author's ideas or point of view. Unlike the ordinary use of the word, the literary use neither implies that wrong has been done nor expresses regret. to families of civilians killed during its campaigns.
Colin Parry, whose 12year-son was killed in 1993, described the IRA's statement as a ``positive step forward'' for politics in Northern Ireland Northern Ireland: see Ireland, Northern.
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In its first apology for the killings, the IRA statement offered ``sincere apologies and condolences'' to the families of ``non-combatants'' it had killed in gun and bomb outrages.
Mr Parry said: ``I welcome the announcement. They are increasingly recognising the futility Futility
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performs the useless and supererogatory. [Fr. of the so-called military strategy, that is in effect like saying the war is over but, of course, they don't use those words. Those words would make a real difference.
``They are engaged in changing themselves, I am not quite sure to what to be honest. I can't imagine they will become a constitutional political party.''
Mr Parry, has campaigned for an end to violence and helped launch a peace centre in Warrington.
COLIN PARRY: ``It's a step forward''