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"The civilised world will not understand if we can't make this work. They won't understand and rightly"

Tony Blair

"There is an awful lot to gain and a frightening amount to lose"

Bertie Ahern on his arrival at Castle Buildings

"It's worse than the Agreement. We're expected to deal in clues, guesswork and deduction"

Ken Maginnis

"There can be no place for those who have told us they will go back to what they do best"

Rev Ian Paisley

"Last year, the hand of history was on our shoulder. It's time it felt somebody's collar"

Mark Durkan, SDLP

"We have not had any statement, seen ... or read any [on decommissioning]"

Ulster Unionist MP

Jeffrey Donaldson