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Irish Prime Minister Garret FitzGerald made a surprise trip to Londonderry, a predominantly Roman Catholic city in British-ruled Northern Ireland, sparking a storm of protest from Protestant politicians. FitzGerald flew on the inaugural flight of a new air link between Dublin and Londonderry. The militant pro-British Democratic Unionist Party of the Rev. Ian Paisley called the trip “an invasion by a hostile leader.” The Unionists said that it was “interference” in Northern Ireland’s elections, scheduled for later this week.


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