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Northern Ireland

Christmas Truce? Gerry Adams takes a selfie with Fine Gael and Labour ministers

Martin McGuinness got involved too.

‘TIS THE SEASON of goodwill to all men and women and at the marathon Northern Ireland talks in Stormont yesterday there was no greater example of that than one particular selfie.

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams consistently rails against the Fine Gael/Labour government in the Republic but at the conclusion of the talks yesterday he took an opportunity to get his selfie on with two members of that very coalition.

Fine Gael’s Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan – who once said that Adams was ‘more Mugabe than Mandela’ – and his junior minister, Labour’s Seán Sherlock, have been part of the lengthy Northern talks for weeks and would have been relieved at their conclusion yesterday.

So with everyone fairly happy at the end Adams was on hand with his iPhone to snap this:

Note the North’s First Minister Martin McGuinness got in on the act too along with various officials.

Is this a sign of things to come?

Read: ‘Broad agreement’ reached in Stormont talks as politicians take selfies and listen to Serial

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