Nothing can be allowed to stand in the way of peace in the North – not cash for ash, or even who shot whom

Nothing can be allowed to stand in the way of peace in the North – not cash for ash, or even who shot whom
Both Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair played key roles in getting the Good Friday agreement over the line Pic: RollingNews.ie

For Ireland’s sake, let’s all get a sense of perspective and get on with the real issues

On Friday, I travelled to Belfast to unveil a plaque to commemorate Eoin MacNeill’s birth 150 years ago this year and his lengthy residence as a secondary student and undergraduate at St Malachy’s College in Belfast from 1881 to 1887. When he arrived there, as John Mc Neill from Glenarm in Antrim at the age of 14, he progressed from getting 3rd place in Ireland in state examinations in 1882 to getting 1st place in Ireland by the age of 16 – a stellar performance.

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