Historical handshakes do not reflect street-level reality

In sitting down for a photocall with Gerry Adams and then gripping Bertie Ahern in a hearty handshake, Ian Paisley wasn’t so much making history as making history history.

7th April, 2007

In sitting down for a photocall with Gerry Adams and then gripping Bertie Ahern in a hearty handshake, Ian Paisley wasn’t so much making history as making history history.

The utterances that had defined his unionism at least until the end of the 1990s have not been ameliorated or amended but abandoned.

In his speech to the first Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) annual conference after the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in...

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