In the shadow of McGuinness

Arlene Foster predicted that the election would be ‘brutal’ – but she couldn’t have foreseen just how personally pummelling it would be

26th February, 2017
Michelle O’Neill, Sinn Féin’s new leader in Northern Ireland, faced off with DUP leader Arlene Foster for a leaders’ debate at the UTV studios in Belfast last week

For three years or more, as an observer of goings-on at Stormont, I questioned in my writings and broadcasts: why is Sinn Féin being so passive and subservient to the DUP?

A blind person on a galloping horse could see what was happening.

It appeared to me the Democratic Unionist Party press office was the main conduit for selective dissemination of news and information about what was or wasn’t happening in the Executive...

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