Adams: the place it takes us all to…

At risk of being slapped down for hubris, Gerry Adams captured something genuinely important probably for the first time in three years, when he said: “In calling upon Unionists to think beyond the moment, to think about the future, we are mindful that we need to do the same. We need to unite orange and green. We need to create a space that unionists can share with us on the basis of equality. That is a huge challenge for republicans.” And on the day itself: “…all us need to think beyond it. We need to think beyond the moment. It is not the leap itself but the place that it takes us all that is important.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty

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