10 years on from Ian Paisley’s departure

10 years ago today, Ian Paisley announced he was resigning was DUP and First Minister. He didn’t officially go until May.

Paisley was succeeded by his long time deputy, Peter Robinson. In a rare moment of North-South cooperation, Bertie Ahern stood down as Taoiseach at the same time and was also succeeded by his Finance Minister, Brian Cowen.

Here is the story breaking on UTV and his interview with the station Political Editor, Ken Reid

 

David McCann holds a PhD in North-South relations from University of Ulster. You can follow him on twitter @dmcbfs