Bertie Ahern and Ian Paisley met on the banks of the River Boyne, swords in hand and surrounded by Jacobite and Williamite troops. Thankfully it was not another case of history repeating itself. Paisley and Ahern, in one more hurrah for the cameras, appeared in blazing sunshine to proclaim the past as history and to commit their respective followers to a future of peace and co-operation. Orangemen greeted the Tiaoseach in Irish and Baroness Paisley preached the Gospel of peace and love.
Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.