Ian Paisley made another historic picture today when he publicly shook hands with the Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, at Farmleigh House in Dublin this morning.
RTÉ are reporting that as Paisley got out of his car he said in a loud voice 'I have to shake this man's hand'. He went over to the Taoiseach and slapped him on the back as he shook hands with him.
You couldn't make it up!
They are expected to discuss a future financial package for the power-sharing executive and how political relationships between north and south could develop when the new institutions are up and running.
Move over Gerry Adams, Republicans have a new man determined to see a United Ireland.
Ian Paisley for Uachtaráin Na hÉireann in 2011! LOL