What will Mary Lou do, now she’s in charge?
The new Sinn Féin leader is an able politician, and nobody’s puppet. But with austerity ending, her party will have to change its tune on the economy
It was during the last general election campaign that I got a chance to see that Mary Lou McDonald has empathy in spades.
It is always one of the most interesting parts of the job to accompany a candidate on their quest for votes, even when they bring you to a hand-picked area where most of those votes have already been locked down.
That was certainly the case in Montpelier Park, which is in the...
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Private rental sector remains strong despite Covid-19
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