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Tim's dad welcomes apology from IRA.

THE father of Warrington bomb victim Tim Parry today welcomed the IRA's apology 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.

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 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.

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jul 17, 2002
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