20 OCTOBER 2001, Page 40

Terrorist get-together

From Mr Peter Fullerton Sir: Peter Hitchens brother, where art thou?', 13 October) is right to point out that the 'war' on terrorism does not include the IRA on the list of America's enemies.

A detail not widely published in the UK was the official presence of the US Ambassador to Ireland at the recent Sinn Fein/IRA conference in Dublin, held after the events of 11 September. He was in good company. Representatives of ETA also attended. They probably all stood shoulder to shoulder.

Peter Fullerton

London SW I