In a paragraph, Shawn Pogatchchick wraps up the produce of the last few months of talking and horse trading:
Paisley has offered conditional pledges to work with Gerry Adams’ Sinn Fein party and the government of the neighboring Republic of Ireland, which he used to denounce as a Catholic theocracy. Sinn Fein has offered its own conditional promises to deliver speedy, full IRA disarmament and to recognize the legitimacy of Northern Ireland’s police force, which it used to revile as a tool of British oppression.
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