`NY Times' counsels against internment


The New York Times in an editorial on the Omagh bombing has urged that stepped up security measures should not include internment without trial.

The editorial, headed "Terror in Northern Ireland", said that "the Real IRA which operates out of the Irish Republic must be dealt with through swift and sure police work, not through retaliation. The Irish police have had some success in catching its members though clearly not enough.

"Their stepped-up efforts must be consistent with democratic practices, and should not include internment without trial for suspected guerrillas," the newspaper said.