Newton Emerson: Too little hand-holding of North’s politicians brings problems

Belfast Agreement anniversary celebration a useful reminder of bigger picture

On the 20th Anniversary of the Belfast Agreement a new generation of politicians outline the problems facing Northern Ireland. Video: Enda O'Dowd

It could easily have turned into a wake. Instead, the 20th anniversary of the Belfast Agreement struck surprisingly positive notes.

The guest list alone suggested hopes for Stormont are recovering after February’s abortive deal.

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