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Unionists walk out over IRA.

Senior members of the Ulster Unionist Party have voted to withdraw from Northern Ireland's power-sharing government over claims the Provisional IRA still exist.

UUP leader Mike Nesbitt proposed the exit in response to a police assessment that the supposedly defunct paramilitary organisation's structures remain in place.

And there are claims some members were involved in a recent Belfast murder.

The ruling executive of the UUP approved the leader's recommendation at a meeting in an east Belfast hotel.

Nesbitt has said that the revelations about the Provisional IRA have shattered trust in Sinn Fein and the UUP can no longer work in coalition with the republican party.

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Date:Aug 30, 2015
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