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    Paisley and Adams to hold face-to-face talks at Stormont

    10:36 Monday March 26th 2007

    Sources have confirmed that DUP leader Ian Paisley will hold his first-ever face-to-face talks with Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams today in an effort to resolve the latest crisis in the North.
    The historic meeting is taking place at Stormont in a bid to secure a new deal to delay the restoration of devolution for six weeks.

    The British Government had given the DUP until this evening to enter a power-sharing Executive or face the indefinite suspension of the whole devolution project.

    However, the party's leadership rejected the ultimatum over the weekend, saying it needed more time to assess Sinn Fein's commitment to the rule of law.

    The DUP did agree to the restoration of devolution in May and today's talks are designed to assure Sinn Fein that the party is willing to share power by then.

    Northern Secretary Peter Hain says he is prepared to delay the devolution deadline if the two parties manage to reach a deal among themselves.

    Excellence is hard to keep quite - Sherrie Coale

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      Great news if they sit down together and work things out. I hope they remember the debt they owe to people like Gerry Fitt and John Hulme and Colin Parry and Gordon Wilson.
      There are only two roads, victory for the working class, freedom, or victory for the fascists which means tyranny. Both combatants know what\'s in store for the loser.

      Buenaventura Durruti


        Adams couldn't let the day pass without wearing the Easter Lily,a fulltwoweeks before Easter. Iwould havethought that allthat oul' s**te couldhave been put aside for one day particularly the day that was in it.
        The early bird catches the worm but it's the second mouse that gets the cheese.



          Great man for the ouldsymbolics, Gerry. Must have worn the Savage Lilyfor fearhe might be mistaken for a unionist. Can't help but notice MaryLou shoving her face in front of the camera at every hands turn there an election looming down here or wha' ?

          Hopefully now we can forget about them now that the big pay-day has been guaranteedand get on with more pressing problems in the real world. Although that €600 million of our money that B..Be..Bertie decided to add on to the British bribe money sticks in the craw a bit.



            The world changing at a rapid pace.

            04/04/2007 - 11:15:54 AM

            Paisley and Ahern in first handshake

            The first ever public handshake between the Democratic Unionist leader the Reverend Ian Paisley and Taoiseach Bertie Ahern took place before talks between the two leaders in Dublin today.

            The North’s First Minister in waiting arrived at Farmleigh House for talks with Mr Ahern in gorgeous spring sunshine.

            As he arrived, the North Antrim MP, who was accompanied by his son Ian Paisley Jr, bellowed: “Good morning.

            “I better shake hands with this man and give you a firm grip.”

            There was a warm handshake with the Taoiseach at the door of Farmleigh House, with Mr Paisley slapping Mr Ahern affectionately on the right shoulder.

            The talks were expected to focus on future relations between the Irish government and the new administration at Stormont which will come into being on May 8.

            The DUP was also expected to raise the issue of a financial package for the new power-sharing executive.

            The Government has already pledged €591m to infrastructural projects north of the border.

            However, the DUP is also seeking the Government’s help to squeeze more funds out of Britain's chancellor of the exchequer Gordon Brown who has promised £51bn (€75bn) over 10 years and in accessing possible European Union funds.
            Excellence is hard to keep quite - Sherrie Coale



              For a free €591million I'd shake hands with the little guttersnipe too.

              Nice to see he's so generous with our money. Hope the photos turn outwell for the election posters.


                Two of the most evil and calculatingly so men in the history of the island. Welcome to each other.


                  Agree with you there Hoof. Posted same somewhere else too.
                  Hello friends in Brussels. Baldy here