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Jonathan Powell, former chief British negotiator on Northern Ireland, with Gerry Adams in May, 2018. Photo: David Ramos/Getty Images

Jonathan Powell, former chief British negotiator on Northern Ireland, with Gerry Adams in May, 2018. Photo: David Ramos/Getty Images

Jonathan Powell, former chief British negotiator on Northern Ireland, with Gerry Adams in May, 2018. Photo: David Ramos/Getty Images

Tony Blair and Bertie Ahern helped create the political conditions that paved the way to end decades of killing in Northern Ireland.

But people such as Jonathan Powell, a veteran diplomat who in an earlier life tried unsuccessfully to block the Washington authorities from granting Gerry Adams a US entry visa back in 1994, did the practical spadework to forge the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, and the 2006
St Andrews Agreement that brought Ian Paisley’s DUP on board.


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