Council Delegation Inadvertently Helps Broker Peace in Ireland

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When Catholics and Protestants signed a historic accord establishing a joint government in Northern Ireland last month, they had a little help from unexpected quarters: the government delegation led by Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) and four other members of the City Council.

Quinn went to the Emerald Isle to march in Dublin's St. Patrick's Day Parade. The organizers of New York's parade have barred her from marching as an open lesbian, and so Quinn has refused to...… [More]