Did a portrait of the Queen of England close the Stormont Executive & stop the Peace Process?

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Did a portrait of the Queen of England close the Stormont Executive & stop the Peace Process?

Next Thursday marks the 20th anniversary of the final IRA Ceasefire back in 1997 that paved the way for the Good Friday Agreement that is the foundation block on which the current Peace Process is built

Yet today the wind sweeps through the hallowed halls of Stormont

- as the Honourable Members have not been seen in months.....

We all know that it was Martin McGuinness who pulled the plug over somewhat spurious reasons and even since his death it is obvious that there is no real stomach within the Party to go back in again to face more of the same from Auntie Arlene and Co.

So what actually triggered the disillusionment with the Peace Process?

- what was the straw that broke the camels back as they say in certain parts

Well curious note the following

- It was Marty showing up at a soiree to launch yet another portrait of Britain's most famous Celebrity that proved the tipping point:



That was in November last year when McGuinness travelled to London for another Co-operation Ireland event, the unveiling of a portrait of Queen Elizabeth by the Northern Ireland artist Colin Davidson and attended by the queen. At the time it was viewed by many republicans as one grand gesture too many because these acts of generosity were viewed as not being reciprocated by Arlene Foster and the DUP. It was the start of the slide towards McGuinness walking away from the Northern Executive

McGuinness gave Sheridan some gyp about that engagement. “I met him next day in Stormont. He gave off to me about it because he got a lot of grief from his own people,” Sheridan recalls.

Sheridan told him that other leaders from the North and the Republic had also attended the event and that if McGuinness wasn’t in attendance what would people have said. Still, he understands that thereafter, between the political pressures and his illness, McGuinness “began to feel it was getting away from him”.


IRA ceasefire 20 years on: 'I walked away. Then the car exploded'

That woman's Trouble!

But lets hope there are no more 'Troubles'!:|
 


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You clearly didn't read the article!

A senior player in the Peace Process - ex RUC - has said McGuiness attending this thing

- cost him a lot of support with the rank and file

It was one photo op too many for them

- with nothing in return....:?
 

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So nothing at all to do with "The cash for ash" question? Or is that all to be ignored in the name of political expediency?
 

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So nothing at all to do with "The cash for ash" question? Or is that all to be ignored in the name of political expediency?
Which is now all forgotten!

There wasn't a snowballs chance in Hell of Ms Foster handing back her Crown

The dogs in the street knew that

- that was just a cover for the fact that SF know that concessions from now on

- will be few and far between

- and they cant sell themselves to their electoral base

- that things up there are now 'Normal'.....:shock:
 

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Did a portrait of the Queen of England close the Stormont Executive & stop the Peace Process?

Next Thursday marks the 20th anniversary of the final IRA Ceasefire back in 1997 that paved the way for the Good Friday Agreement that is the foundation block on which the current Peace Process is built

Yet today the wind sweeps through the hallowed halls of Stormont

- as the Honourable Members have not been seen in months.....

We all know that it was Martin McGuinness who pulled the plug over somewhat spurious reasons and even since his death it is obvious that there is no real stomach within the Party to go back in again to face more of the same from Auntie Arlene and Co.

So what actually triggered the disillusionment with the Peace Process?

- what was the straw that broke the camels back as they say in certain parts

Well curious note the following

- It was Marty showing up at a soiree to launch yet another portrait of Britain's most famous Celebrity that proved the tipping point:



That was in November last year when McGuinness travelled to London for another Co-operation Ireland event, the unveiling of a portrait of Queen Elizabeth by the Northern Ireland artist Colin Davidson and attended by the queen. At the time it was viewed by many republicans as one grand gesture too many because these acts of generosity were viewed as not being reciprocated by Arlene Foster and the DUP. It was the start of the slide towards McGuinness walking away from the Northern Executive

McGuinness gave Sheridan some gyp about that engagement. “I met him next day in Stormont. He gave off to me about it because he got a lot of grief from his own people,” Sheridan recalls.

Sheridan told him that other leaders from the North and the Republic had also attended the event and that if McGuinness wasn’t in attendance what would people have said. Still, he understands that thereafter, between the political pressures and his illness, McGuinness “began to feel it was getting away from him”.


IRA ceasefire 20 years on: 'I walked away. Then the car exploded'

That woman's Trouble!

But lets hope there are no more 'Troubles'!:|
Sheridan was used by government in visit to border by Barnier.

Martin looked dutiful there.
Frances Fitzgerald over joyed. Sums FG up.
 

Spirit Of Newgrange

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Will they hang a picture of the Pope ?
 

Catalpast

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Lets see Arlene turn up in the Vatican to help unveil a picture of the Holy Father

- and see how that goes down with the LOLS!!!!!:cool:

:|
 

bmw1

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Sure of course martin was clapping -maybe he was alot nearer the queens people during the troubles than sin fein would have you believe.

Any more on that ol story of him being an informer
 

ne0ica

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I see our useless Tanaiste in that photo.

Somebody please explain how a portrait of the Queen is supposed to bring peace to NI.

The Unionists won't even respect the Irish language and other expressions of Irishness.
 

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Reading anything about the North is just like browsing through Gulliver's Travels at this stage.
 

Catalpast

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Concur, typical stuff from the troll and designed purely to agitate, antagonise CRN contributors to the forum.

Pathetic really.
So its a 'Troll' now is it?

I am a CRN me ol flower!

And SF don't speak for me nor many other 'CRNs' on this island

The ex RUC man quite clearly states that McGuinness himself told him he went a step too far and was getting Blowback from the rank and file about it

- and that he went off the boil as a result

+ being terminally ill as it turned out.
 

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I work with SF at grass roots level and heard nothing about this from supporters or voters. I'd listen to them before the word of an ex RUC man to be honest.
 


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