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Good News in History, October 13

25 years ago today, Northern Ireland reached the precipice of peace after the three main loyalist paramilitary groups announced a ceasefire in Belfast in...

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On This Day in History

Good News in History, October 13

25 years ago today, Northern Ireland reached the precipice of peace after the three main loyalist paramilitary groups announced a ceasefire in Belfast in response to a similar truce by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) seven weeks earlier. After 25 years of civil unrest, the declaration was hailed by political leaders on all sides. The Irish Prime Minister said the announcement marked the '“closure of a tragic chapter in our history”. (1994)