The road to peace that led from an atrocity

Brian Feeney examines the political journey travelled by the North’s politicians since Omagh’s awful day.

9th August, 2008

Brian Feeney examines the political journey travelled by the North’s politicians since Omagh’s awful day.

While in jail in 1966 for public order offences, Ian Paisley passed the time writing a commentary on St Paul’s epistle to the Romans. Forty years later, people remarked that Paisley’s sudden agreement to share power with Sinn Féin in 2007 was the most dramatic conversion since Paul’s on the road to Damascus....

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