Moments of silence are held across the island in an expression of longing for peace in Northern Ireland.

Students, workers and politicians hold minutes of silence in solidarity for peace in Northern Ireland.

A day of silent solidarity began in the classrooms of Ireland.

Students at St Tiernan's School in Dublin, as with students throughout Ireland, observed a two minute silence at eleven o'clock this morning. This small gesture was meaningful for the students who showed solidarity with their fellow students in Northern Ireland. 

We just had time to think about it and what's been going on up there.

At one o'clock, President Mary Robinson led members of the Defence Forces in one minute of silence during a visit to the Curragh camp. At the same time, both the Dáil and the Seanad also observed a minute's silence for peace in the North.  

At the Basta Factory in Tubbercurry in County Sligo, the seventy six employees dropped tools in solidarity with fellow workers throughout Ireland. 

The initiative was organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU). 

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 18 November 1993. The reporter is Mary Wilson.