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Volume 972: debated on Thursday 25 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people died as a result of terrorism in County Armagh between 1 January and 1 October; and of that number how many of the suspected killers have found refuge in the Republic of Ireland.

Between 1 January and 1 October there have been 24 deaths in County Armagh as a result of terrorist activity. It is known or suspected that those responsible made use of the border with the Irish Republic in 14 of these cases although in some of them the circumstances surrounding the incidents remain unclear.