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Thread: 15 Years since the Good Friday Agreement was signed today

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    Default 15 Years since the Good Friday Agreement was signed today

    As the thread title says it's 15 years today since the Good Friday Agreement was signed.

    And through that a good time to look at what was achieved that night, since and what still has to be achieved.

    Obviously a fundamental day though and one of the most important in the history of the island. There has been many stumbles and struggles, but thankfully it's never completely fall apart and we have never gone back to where we were before that faithful day.

    Good article here in the Times today about the events of the day itself:

    Night of almost unbearable pressure gave way to day of history - Political News | Irish & International Politics | The Irish Times - Wed, Apr 10, 2013
    "Give us the future, we've had enough of YOUR past, Give us back our country, to live in, to grow in and to love..."

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    Everything changed for me that day. Everything.

    That faithful day when a couple of hundred psychopaths decided it was finally time for their careers to move on.
    "No." - Rosa Parks

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    Quote Originally Posted by sauntersplash View Post
    everything changed for me that day. Everything.

    That faithful day when a couple of hundred psychopaths decided it was finally time for their careers to move on.
    mi5?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerrygold View Post
    mi5?
    Wu-Tang Clan.
    "No." - Rosa Parks

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    It was advancing age that really brought the conflict to an end.

    The hotheaded teenagers and twenty-somethings of the late 1960s and 1970s were tired paunchy middle aged and going gray by the late 1990s with grandkids to think of. They had spent most of the adult lives in jail or on the run or looking over their shoulder. Enough was enough.

    When Adams and Paisley finally sat down together in 2007 it was only after SF had overtaken the SDLP as the voice of Irish nationalism in Northern Ireland and Paisley had finally slain his Unionist enemies.

    The two biggest egos would only finally conclude the peace when they alone held power over their own tribe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sauntersplash View Post
    Everything changed for me that day. Everything.

    That faithful day when a couple of hundred psychopaths decided it was finally time for their careers to move on.
    They haven't gone away you know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitch 22 View Post
    It was advancing age that really brought the conflict to an end.

    The hotheaded teenagers and twenty-somethings of the late 1960s and 1970s were tired paunchy middle aged and going gray by the late 1990s. They had spent most of the adult lives in jail or on the run or looking over their shoulder. Enough was enough.

    When Adams and Paisley finally sat down together in 2007 it was only after SF had overtaken the SDLP as the voice of Irish nationalism in Northern Ireland and Paisley had finally slain his Unionist enemies.

    The two biggest egos would only finally conclude the peace when they alone held power over their own tribe.
    I would like to concur.
    "No." - Rosa Parks

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    That faithful day????????

    Begorrah.
    "It is important therefore that I clarify to the House that in the first instance there are significant monies within Anglo-Irish to take the strain of loan losses arising over the next three or four years, before State support is engaged." Brian Lenihan 15/01/09

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aristodemus View Post
    They haven't gone away you know
    O I know that. You can see that they've been keeping themselves in pocketmoney with the odd nixer.
    "No." - Rosa Parks

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    Quote Originally Posted by 'orebel View Post
    That faithful day????????

    Begorrah.
    O that faithful day when the warrior poets of the sink estates of the north east of this little rock finally decided to rest and clean each others wounds in the name of baby Jesus inventing the first chocolate egg.

    FREEDOM!
    "No." - Rosa Parks

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