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Anti-nuclear group awarded Nobel Peace Prize

By Staff Reporter

The International Campaign To Abolish Nuclear Weapons has won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee honoured the Geneva-based group "for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons".

The Nobel statement, read by committee chairwoman Berit Reiss-Andersen, said: "Ican has played a major part in bringing about what in our day and age is equivalent to an international peace congress."

Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney said Ican were "deserving recipients".

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