It was just nine years ago today…

Reader and occasional commenter Jamie Gargoyle reminds us that it was nine years ago today that the Belfast Agreement was signed. Nine years and three terms later, and the legislative Assembly has sat for about 18 months. Let’s hope the next nine years see more benefit from “Ian and Martin’s Work In”.He recalls:

I remember sitting slack-jawed on a mate’s sofa, while someone blethered about historic moments and Seamus Mallon fought a losing battle against dozing off after 30ish hours on his feet.

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