1999 – Pressure grows on the Provisional IRA.

Pressure grows on the Provisional IRA to hand over weapons in the wake of Northern Ireland’s first power sharing Government in 25 years.

The Executive is appointed under the leadership of Unionist First Minister David Trimble. Sinn Fein’s chief negotiator and former IRA commander Martin McGuinness is appointed Minister in charge of Ulster’s schools. Despite numerous ongoing setbacks and suspensions, Northern Ireland was finally on the way to a peaceful future.

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