Thursday 22 March 2018

Fionnan Sheahan: Royal reversal is welcome -- even if it was for selfish reasons

The spirit of John de Chastelain, the former head of the Northern Ireland decommissioning body, nearly needed to be called upon yesterday.

The retired Canadian army general verified six years ago that the IRA's entire arsenal of weapons has been put beyond use -- but without photographs being taken to satisfy the doubters in the unionist community.

In the build-up to yesterday's meeting between Queen Elizabeth and Martin McGuinness, there were doubts over whether the world would have evidence of the interaction.

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