The greying of the green

The annual celebrations in Washington DC last week looked jaded and rather pointless, as the same old faces met to discuss former glories in tired-looking function rooms

18th March, 2018
US president Donald Trump and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Capitol HIll last week Picture: Getty

And this week we’re going to party like its . . . 1959. A Martian happening upon the annual Irish jamboree in Washington DC last week would be forgiven for thinking it had accidentally time-travelled to the middle of the last century.

On Tuesday night, the great, the good and the mostly graying men assembled at the majestic Library of Congress to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. Eight seats occupied by eight men.

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