FROM Owen Bowcott
Paisley and Adams Strike Historic Deal in Northern Ireland In Belfast, Northern Ireland today, a joint news conference many thought never would happen. They did not shake hands--but Ian Paisley of the Protestant Democratic Unionist Party and Gerry Adams of Catholic Sinn Féin appeared together to announce renewed negotiations on sharing power. They both expressed hope that they could lay the foundation for a lasting peace. Owen Bowcott is Ireland Correspondent for the Guardian .