It is always dangerous putting forward a deadline in politics. In 1998, the chairman of the Good Friday Agreement talks, former US senator George Mitchell, wanted to get the deal done in time for Good Friday, so he set a deadline of midnight on Thursday.
In the end, it took 17 hours more, with the final deal being signed at 5.30pm on Good Friday itself.
Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Greens now seem confident that a...
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