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The Executive is on course for a final breakdown

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The distance between us: First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neillif

The distance between us: First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neillif

The distance between us: First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neillif

One of the paradoxes of Northern Ireland politics is that while time flies it also stands still.

It is now 26 years since the peace process began in earnest - ceasefires by the IRA and loyalist paramilitary groups, followed by a Forum election to select negotiating teams and then a lengthy talks process leading to the GFA.

It is 22 years since the hopes engendered by the GFA referendum, and 13 years since the DUP/SF reset in 2007 and a renewed hope that Paisley and McGuinness could really deliver something better.


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