And finally the rumour became fact, but this was one rumour not to sell.
It was grabbed with the same sense of relief that we felt all those years ago when we got through with our engagement ring, now the right side of the chart was bright.
The peace treaty was signed on Good Friday 10th April 1998. it needed to come before the people by referendum for ratification.
In NI 71.1% voted Yes, in ROI 94.39% voted Yes - the Good Friday Agreement and peace was born.
The underlying principle of the GFA is that a person can be either Irish or British - there is no border so feel free to choose.
Only one political party in all of the US, EU, UK, ROI, NI opposed the GFA and campaigned for a NO vote.