Peace is a long-term project, and worth defending

The power relationship between the two wings of republicanism has been completely reversed

25th October, 2015
Peace must be built on, not sacrificed to short-term party electoral advantage

In a febrile pre-election atmosphere both north and south, with political charges flying in all directions, care must be taken by responsible leaders not to throw away or permanently damage the important political achievement of a peace settlement built over many years on huge efforts by all the main parties involved.

Of course, crises of confidence that may arise from time to time have to be confronted and overcome, and matters not hitherto satisfactorily addressed...

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