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    Eire's Prime Minister, Mr. Jack Lynch, flew into London early on Monday (6th September) to?

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    Eire's Prime Minister, Mr. Jack Lynch, flew into London early on Monday (6th September) to begin a round of talk aimed at finding a speedy formula for peace in Northern Ireland. Immediately after his arrival at Heathrow Airport, Mr. Lynch was driven to chequers, the British Prime Minister's country residence in Buckinghamshire, for day-long talks with Mr. Heath. The desperate search for a peace formula has been stimulated by the rising toll of death and destruction in Northern Ireland, and by an increasing number of violent incidents on the border with Eire (Irish Republic). The likelihood of a political settlement has not been entirely discounted, but Mr. Heath and the British Government have made it clear that talks, such as with Mr. Lynch, would n to involve any change in the constitutional status of Northern Ireland as an integral part of the Untied Kingdom. Mr. lynch was understood to have taken with him to Chequers, proposals for proportional representation to give Northern Ireland's Catholic minority a substantial increase in membership of the 52-seat Stormont Parliament.

    On Monday night Mr. Lynch drove back into London to the Irish Embassy where he was jostled by a crowd of Irish demonstrators urging him not to "sell-out" to Britain. Several arrests were made by the police.

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