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    • Jason
    • 29.04.13 | 15:26 (IDT)

    Coming from Northern Ireland, we also have learnt the hard way about the politics of land, two communities trying to co-exist etc. It hasn't been easy! And we're certainly still in progress. But the bottom line is, while both parties (nationalists and unionists) have different agenda's and ideologies, we know that the country is less peaceful and certainly less safe when we fight one another rather than work together. Do many people want to keep Northern Ireland as part of the UK? Ofcourse! Do many others want it to be part of Ireland? Ofcourse! But we work together on things we ALL can agree on, and then move towards those tougher decisions step by step. As I say, we're not there YET, but Northern Ireland in 2013 certainly feels a whole lot safer and better than that of 20 years ago! I pray that bit by bit, the same story will unfold in your beautiful land too.. :)

    from the article: Time to be single-minded
    First published 00:55 28.04.13 | Last updated 00:55 28.04.13
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