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Our home is your home: President Bill Clinton and Senator George Mitchell receive Freedom of City of Belfast on Good Friday Agreement anniversary

(L-R) Jonathan Powell, Monica McWilliams, Lord John Alderdice, Seamus Mallon, Lord David Trimble, Bertie Ahern, Sir Reg Empey, Senator George J. Mitchell, Paul Murphy and Gerry Adams pose for a photo on the 20th Anniversary of the signing of The Good Friday Agreement on April 10, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Good Friday Agreement was signed on this day 20 years ago. Northern Ireland's present devolved system of government is based on this agreement and was a major part of the 1990's peace process. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
(L-R) Jonathan Powell, Monica McWilliams, Lord John Alderdice, Seamus Mallon, Lord David Trimble, Bertie Ahern, Sir Reg Empey, Senator George J. Mitchell, Paul Murphy and Gerry Adams pose for a photo on the 20th Anniversary of the signing of The Good Friday Agreement on April 10, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Good Friday Agreement was signed on this day 20 years ago. Northern Ireland's present devolved system of government is based on this agreement and was a major part of the 1990's peace process. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Ceremony held in historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell.
Ceremony has been held this evening (Tuesday) in the historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell. The two American politicians were in Belfast to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, and took to the stage in front of hundreds of guests to accept the honour from Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister on behalf of members of Belfast City Council. Pictured President Bill Clinton & Senator George J Mitchell at the Ulster Hall sign the Freedom document in front of Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister and elected members.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye A ceremony has been held this evening (Tuesday) in the historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell. The two American politicians were in Belfast to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, and took to the stage in front of hundreds of guests to accept the honour from Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister on behalf of members of Belfast City Council.Pictured Senator George J Mitchell at the Ulster Hall
A ceremony has been held this evening (Tuesday) in the historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell. The two American politicians were in Belfast to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, and took to the stage in front of hundreds of guests to accept the honour from Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister on behalf of members of Belfast City Council. Pictured President Bill Clinton & Senator George J Mitchell at the Ulster Hall sign the Freedom document in front of Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister and elected members.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye A ceremony has been held this evening (Tuesday) in the historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell. The two American politicians were in Belfast to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, and took to the stage in front of hundreds of guests to accept the honour from Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister on behalf of members of Belfast City Council. Pictured President Bill Clinton
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye A ceremony has been held this evening (Tuesday) in the historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell. The two American politicians were in Belfast to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, and took to the stage in front of hundreds of guests to accept the honour from Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister on behalf of members of Belfast City Council. Pictured President Bill Clinton & Senator George J Mitchell at the Ulster Hall sign the Freedom document in front of Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister and elected members.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye A ceremony has been held this evening (Tuesday) in the historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell. The two American politicians were in Belfast to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, and took to the stage in front of hundreds of guests to accept the honour from Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister on behalf of members of Belfast City Council. Pictured President Bill Clinton & Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye A ceremony has been held this evening (Tuesday) in the historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell. The two American politicians were in Belfast to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, and took to the stage in front of hundreds of guests to accept the honour from Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister on behalf of members of Belfast City Council. Pictured President Bill Clinton & Senator George J Mitchell at the Ulster Hall sign the Freedom document in front of Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister and elected members.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye A ceremony has been held this evening (Tuesday) in the historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell. The two American politicians were in Belfast to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, and took to the stage in front of hundreds of guests to accept the honour from Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister on behalf of members of Belfast City Council. Pictured President Bill Clinton & Senator George J Mitchell at the Ulster Hall sign the Freedom document in front of Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister and elected members.
Ceremony held in Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell. Pictured President Bill Clinton & Senator George J Mitchell at the Ulster Hall sign the Freedom document in front of Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister and elected members. Pic William Cherry Presseye
A ceremony has been held this evening (Tuesday) in the historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell. The two American politicians were in Belfast to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, and took to the stage in front of hundreds of guests to accept the honour from Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister on behalf of members of Belfast City Council. Pictured President Bill Clinton & Senator George J Mitchell at the Ulster Hall sign the Freedom document in front of Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister and elected members.
Ceremony held on Tuesday in the historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye A ceremony has been held this evening (Tuesday) in the historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell. The two American politicians were in Belfast to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, and took to the stage in front of hundreds of guests to accept the honour from Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister on behalf of members of Belfast City Council. Pictured is Josh Burnside singing 'One More'
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye A ceremony has been held this evening (Tuesday) in the historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell. The two American politicians were in Belfast to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, and took to the stage in front of hundreds of guests to accept the honour from Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister on behalf of members of Belfast City Council. Pictured is Micheal Lawson as he reads 'Ceasefire' by Michael Longley
Ceremony held on Tuesday in the historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell.
Ceremony held in Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell.
Ceremony held on Tuesday in the historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair and former US President Bill Clinton at an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, at Queen's University in Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 10, 2018. See PA story ULSTER GoodFriday. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Lord John Alderdice (left) and Peter Robinson during an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, at Queen's University in Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 10, 2018. See PA story ULSTER GoodFriday. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Lord David Trimble at an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, at Queen's University in Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 10, 2018. See PA story ULSTER GoodFriday. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Senator George Mitchell during an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, at Queen's University in Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 10, 2018. See PA story ULSTER GoodFriday. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
(back row left to right) Jonathan Powell, Lord John Alderdice, Lord David Trimble, Sir Reg Empey, Lord Paul Murphy of Torfaen and (front row left to right) Professor Monica McWilliams, Seamus Mallon, former taoiseach Bertie Ahern, Senator George Mitchell and Gerry Adams, at an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, at Queen's University in Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 10, 2018. See PA story ULSTER GoodFriday. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley and Ireland's foreign minister Simon Coveney speak to the media at an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, at Queen's University in Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 10, 2018. See PA story ULSTER GoodFriday. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Jonathan Powell and Senator George Mitchell (left) at an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, at Queen's University in Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 10, 2018. See PA story ULSTER GoodFriday. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern and Senator George Mitchell (right) at an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, at Queen's University in Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 10, 2018. See PA story ULSTER GoodFriday. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
(Top L-R) Former first minister of Northern Ireland Bertie Ahern, former leader of the Ulster Unionist party Reg Empey, former Northern Ireland secretary Paul Murphy (bottom L-R) former Irish Premier Bertie Ahern, former US special envoy George Mitchell and former Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams pose at an event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1998 Good Friday agreement at Queen's University in Belfast on April 10, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Paul FAITHPAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - APRIL 10: Senator George Mitchell attends an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement at Queens university on April 10, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The event, 'Building Peace: 20 years on from the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement' has been organised by the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
(back row left to right) Lord David Trimble, Sir Reg Empey, Lord Paul Murphy of Torfaen (obscured), (front row left to right) Professor Monica McWilliams, Seamus Mallon, former taoiseach Bertie Ahern, Senator George Mitchell and Gerry Adams, at an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, at Queen's University in Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 10, 2018. See PA story ULSTER GoodFriday. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
(back row left to right) Sir Reg Empey, Lord Paul Murphy of Torfaen, (front row left to right) Seamus Mallon, former taoiseach Bertie Ahern, Senator George Mitchell and Gerry Adams at an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, at Queen's University in Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 10, 2018. See PA story ULSTER GoodFriday. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Former US President Bill Clinton at an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, at Queen's University in Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 10, 2018. See PA story ULSTER GoodFriday. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
DUP leader Arlene Foster during an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, at Queen's University in Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 10, 2018. See PA story ULSTER GoodFriday. Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair (L) and former US president Bill Clinton attend a special event to mark the twentieth anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, at Queen's University in Belfast on April 10, 2018. Twenty years after Northern Ireland's landmark peace agreement, former British premier Tony Blair has recalled how close talks came to collapse -- and warned it risks being undermined by Brexit. "I did not know if we were going to get an agreement until literally minutes before it happened," Blair said, ahead of a visit to Belfast to mark Tuesday's anniversary of the 1998 Good Friday accords. / AFP PHOTO / Paul FAITHPAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - APRIL 10: Former US President Bill Clinton holds (R) hands with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair as they attend an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement at Queens university on April 10, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland's present devolved system of government is based on this agreement and was a major part of the 1990's peace process. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair (L) and former US president Bill Clinton attend a special event to mark the twentieth anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, at Queen's University in Belfast on April 10, 2018. Twenty years after Northern Ireland's landmark peace agreement, former British premier Tony Blair has recalled how close talks came to collapse -- and warned it risks being undermined by Brexit. "I did not know if we were going to get an agreement until literally minutes before it happened," Blair said, ahead of a visit to Belfast to mark Tuesday's anniversary of the 1998 Good Friday accords. / AFP PHOTO / Paul FAITHPAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - APRIL 10: Sinn Fein president Mary Lou McDonald sits alongside vice president Michelle O'Neill as they attend an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement at Queens university on April 10, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland's present devolved system of government is based on this agreement and was a major part of the 1990's peace process. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair (L) and former US president Bill Clinton attend a special event to mark the twentieth anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, at Queen's University in Belfast on April 10, 2018. Twenty years after Northern Ireland's landmark peace agreement, former British premier Tony Blair has recalled how close talks came to collapse -- and warned it risks being undermined by Brexit. "I did not know if we were going to get an agreement until literally minutes before it happened," Blair said, ahead of a visit to Belfast to mark Tuesday's anniversary of the 1998 Good Friday accords. / AFP PHOTO / Paul FAITHPAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - APRIL 10: In this handout photo provided by Press Eye, singers perform at a ceremony held this evening in the historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell on April 10, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The two American politicians were in Belfast to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, and took to the stage in front of hundreds of guests to accept the honour from Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister on behalf of members of Belfast City Council. (Photo by William Cherry/Presseye via Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - APRIL 10: Former Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams (L) speaks while alongside Lord John Alderdice at a panel discussion event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement at Queens university on April 10, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The event, 'Building Peace: 20 years on from the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement' has been organised by the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - APRIL 10: Former US President Bill Clinton (R) along with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair attend an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement at Queens university on April 10, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The event, 'Building Peace: 20 years on from the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement' has been organised by the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Jonathan Bell

By Jonathan Bell

Former US President Bill Clinton and Senator George Mitchell have been made Freemen of the City of Belfast in a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, with the Lord Mayor of Belfast telling them "our home is your home".

The two were instrumental in bringing about the Good Friday Agreement which marks its 20th anniversary on Tuesday.

George Mitchell was President Clinton's US special envoy to Northern Ireland who chaired the negotiations for the 1998 Agreement.

The SDLP proposed the conferring of the honour to the two men, however, the Ulster Unionist Party was against the council motion, branding it a "gimmick and stunt".

President Clinton said: “The people of Belfast and Northern Ireland have a special place in my heart, and it remains one of the great privileges of my life that I could be part of their journey toward peace.

An honour I’ll cherish as long as I live. Bill Clinton

“The 20 years since the Good Friday Agreement are a testament to people’s determination to put the past behind them and move into the future together.  Receiving the Freedom of the City—especially alongside Senator George Mitchell—is an honour I’ll cherish as long as I live.

"The honour of the peace, however, belongs to all the people of Northern Ireland, including the women and young people who pushed to end the violence, the courageous leaders who took the risks to forge peace, and all those who have strengthened it since.”

Northern Ireland experience changed my life. George Mitchell

Senator Mitchell said: “It is an honour for me to receive the Freedom of the City of Belfast, especially in the company of President Bill Clinton.  It was he who asked me to come to Northern Ireland as his representative when I retired from the US Senate; the resulting experience changed my life.

"After chairing three separate sets of discussions in Northern Ireland, over a span of five years, I then had the privilege of serving as the Chancellor of Queen’s University for 10 years.  As a result, I have come to know and to greatly admire the people of Northern Ireland.  To receive this honor from them is very moving and gratifying to me.”

We do not underestimate or take for granted the fragile nature or power of peace. Belfast Lord Mayor Nuala McAllister

Lord Mayor of Belfast, councillor Nuala McAllister, said the two men had made a "very significant contribution to peacebuilding" at the special ceremony in the Ulster Hall saying their place in history had been assured.

"Today, we reached an important milestone in our history for the city of Belfast and Northern Ireland," she told the audience of invited guests.

"In the 20 years since the Good Friday Agreement a generation of young people have grown up in a different world devoid of violence and instead full of hope, opportunity and above all- peace.

"Aged just nine , I was unaware of the symbolic and mammoth task of bringing together such an agreement. However, I heard my parents; neighbours and teachers talk of the word ‘peace'. Whilst not fully understanding the complexities, I understood that word. Peace."

She continued: "For my generation and for the many young people you see in the room this evening, we do not underestimate or take for granted the fragile nature or power of peace. Nevertheless, we do expect that along with it must come aspirations, opportunities and consistent progress. I hear this everyday as Lord Mayor, I hear from people who like me, are proud to call Belfast home.

"And, I am thrilled to be Lord Mayor of Belfast during this anniversary year. It is a privilege to show-case a city that is open, welcoming and inclusive. A Belfast buzzing with tourism, a Belfast brimming with culture, a truly vibrant and confident city.

"Tonight we recognise all the men and women who worked tirelessly to lay the foundations to ensure peace - helping to lead the way for this transformed city. We honour two men, who along with the many other grassroot peacebuilders helped to bring our communities together established the beginning of a path towards a shared future for generations to come. We thank you for your affection towards the people of Belfast and Northern Ireland, and the role you played to secure peace.

"Your place in our history is assured by receiving this honour. President Clinton, Senator Mitchell - our home is your home."

 

Ceremony held in historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell.
Ceremony held in historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell.
Ceremony has been held this evening (Tuesday) in the historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell. The two American politicians were in Belfast to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, and took to the stage in front of hundreds of guests to accept the honour from Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister on behalf of members of Belfast City Council. Pictured President Bill Clinton & Senator George J Mitchell at the Ulster Hall sign the Freedom document in front of Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister and elected members.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye A ceremony has been held this evening (Tuesday) in the historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell. The two American politicians were in Belfast to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, and took to the stage in front of hundreds of guests to accept the honour from Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister on behalf of members of Belfast City Council.Pictured Senator George J Mitchell at the Ulster Hall
A ceremony has been held this evening (Tuesday) in the historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell. The two American politicians were in Belfast to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, and took to the stage in front of hundreds of guests to accept the honour from Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister on behalf of members of Belfast City Council. Pictured President Bill Clinton & Senator George J Mitchell at the Ulster Hall sign the Freedom document in front of Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister and elected members.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye A ceremony has been held this evening (Tuesday) in the historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell. The two American politicians were in Belfast to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, and took to the stage in front of hundreds of guests to accept the honour from Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister on behalf of members of Belfast City Council. Pictured President Bill Clinton
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye A ceremony has been held this evening (Tuesday) in the historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell. The two American politicians were in Belfast to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, and took to the stage in front of hundreds of guests to accept the honour from Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister on behalf of members of Belfast City Council. Pictured President Bill Clinton & Senator George J Mitchell at the Ulster Hall sign the Freedom document in front of Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister and elected members.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye A ceremony has been held this evening (Tuesday) in the historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell. The two American politicians were in Belfast to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, and took to the stage in front of hundreds of guests to accept the honour from Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister on behalf of members of Belfast City Council. Pictured President Bill Clinton & Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye A ceremony has been held this evening (Tuesday) in the historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell. The two American politicians were in Belfast to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, and took to the stage in front of hundreds of guests to accept the honour from Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister on behalf of members of Belfast City Council. Pictured President Bill Clinton & Senator George J Mitchell at the Ulster Hall sign the Freedom document in front of Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister and elected members.
Ceremony held in Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell. Pictured President Bill Clinton & Senator George J Mitchell at the Ulster Hall sign the Freedom document in front of Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister and elected members. Pic William Cherry Presseye
A ceremony has been held this evening (Tuesday) in the historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell. The two American politicians were in Belfast to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, and took to the stage in front of hundreds of guests to accept the honour from Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister on behalf of members of Belfast City Council. Pictured President Bill Clinton & Senator George J Mitchell at the Ulster Hall sign the Freedom document in front of Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister and elected members.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye A ceremony has been held this evening (Tuesday) in the historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell. The two American politicians were in Belfast to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, and took to the stage in front of hundreds of guests to accept the honour from Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister on behalf of members of Belfast City Council. Pictured President Bill Clinton & Senator George J Mitchell at the Ulster Hall sign the Freedom document in front of Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister and elected members.
Ceremony held on Tuesday in the historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye
Ceremony held in Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell.
Ceremony held on Tuesday in the historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye A ceremony has been held this evening (Tuesday) in the historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell. The two American politicians were in Belfast to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, and took to the stage in front of hundreds of guests to accept the honour from Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister on behalf of members of Belfast City Council. Pictured is Micheal Lawson as he reads 'Ceasefire' by Michael Longley
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye A ceremony has been held this evening (Tuesday) in the historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell. The two American politicians were in Belfast to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, and took to the stage in front of hundreds of guests to accept the honour from Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister on behalf of members of Belfast City Council. Pictured is Josh Burnside singing 'One More'
Ceremony in Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell. William Cherry Presseye
A ceremony has been held this evening (Tuesday) in the historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye
Ceremony held on Tuesday in the historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 10th April 2018 - Photo by William Cherry/Presseye A ceremony has been held this evening (Tuesday) in the historic setting of the Ulster Hall to confer the Freedom of the City of Belfast on President Bill Clinton and Senator George J. Mitchell. The two American politicians were in Belfast to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, and took to the stage in front of hundreds of guests to accept the honour from Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister on behalf of members of Belfast City Council.

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