“about to embark on what amounts to a lap of honour..”

Interesting to note that, according to this RTÉ report, Northern Ireland First Minister, the DUP’s Ian Paisley, will be otherwise engaged when some, but not all, of those involved at the time memorialise the 1998 Agreement. The report doesn’t mention whether any other NI Executive ministers will be accompanying the “businessman of God..” From the RTÉ report

Dr Paisley is about to embark on what amounts to a lap of honour before he steps down as First Minister and DUP leader at the end of May. He will be overseas, attending functions in New York and Washington, on the actual date of the 10th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, 10 April.

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  • George

    It’s not New York but he’ll be in Cobh in April too as part of the Chamber of Commerce’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

  • joeCanuck

    Wonder if we’ll see an autobiography? That would be one interesting book and undoubtedly a best seller.

  • NP

    “That would be one interesting book and undoubtedly a best seller.”

    I doubt it, all ego & self justification.

  • joeCanuck

    Of course, NP. That will make it fascinating; trying to justify the unjustifiable. A wealth of material for psychologists.

  • NP

    Not so Joe, just boring.

  • NP

    the same old justification trotted out. “can of worms opened” paisley runs away. I find the thought of the possibility of a book plain tedious, tiresome & sleep enducing.

  • joeCanuck

    OK, NP. I”ll summarize it for you when I read it, if it comes. Only if you want, of course.

  • ulsterfan

    If he goes abroad is there any chance of him staying here?

  • ulsterfan

    There for here
    Sorry

  • Butterknife

    ‘I spent 40 year climbing a hill, then when i reached the top ……

  • [aside]Perhaps Gerry will be doing a lap of honour as there’s more trouble at mill:

    IRA ‘laundered €250m in just three years’