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Shaping peace on the edge of a precipice

Liz O’Donnell, a member of the negotiating team in the multi-party talks leading to the Good Friday Agreement, shares her reflections on that time, and outlines her perspective on the challenges facing the North today

8th April, 2018
Liz O’Donnell

This Tuesday marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement. How do you reflect on that time, and your involvement in the talks?

I felt hugely privileged to be part of the negotiations. I do remember it was quite daunting as I was only five years as a TD at the time, and would never have expected the hand of history to land on my shoulder. When I became...

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