Down to the wire in North Belfast
The bitter contest for the constituency is regarded by most as the ultimate ‘green versus orange’ sectarian headcount – and it’s likely to be tight
Sinn Féin’s North Belfast candidate John Finucane is knocking on doors on the busy Antrim Road with a team of supporters when he stops to point out the wrought-iron gates of St Malachy’s College, where he was educated.
One of the oldest Catholic schools in the country, the entrance leads to the imposing Victorian-era structure, behind which lie the college’s sports pitches.
Finucane remembers how the pitches...
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