After months of uncertainty some good news has finally come out of Northern Ireland: the IRA finally complied with the terms of the Good Friday peace agreement and disposed of some of its weapons, allowing Protestant leader David Trimble to regain his post as first minister of the Northern Ireland Assembly. The move should get the power-sharing government back on its feet and inch the province toward a resolution of its long-running grievances. Meanwhile in England, a car bomb in Birmingham failed to explode when its detonator blew up in a busy section of the city, causing no injuries. The large Saturday night crowed would have suffered numerous casualties had the device exploded as planned. Authorities believe it was the work of the Real IRA, a splinter group opposed to the peace process.