Great victory for the Irish

As peace returned to this fair isle for the first time in almost 900 years, it was difficult not to think of it all in terms of another great Irish victory.

6th August, 2005

Much like our glorious triumphs on the field of sport, it is not always the result that makes us winners.

Certainly, we lost many battles down the years, but now that the war is well and truly over, we should be proud of what we have achieved.

Twenty-six of our 32 counties are safely back in Irish hands, while in the other six, rule will be shared ‘democratically' between the two dominant communities, both of...

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