Sinn Féin rejoices as DUP counts the cost of an inept campaign

The election was the DUP’s to lose, but while it may still be the largest party in the Assembly, its reduced number of seats leave it exposed to a revitalised Sinn Féin

5th March, 2017
Michelle O’Neill, Sinn Féin’s Northern leader arrives at the count centre to be greeted by party president Gerry Adams Picture: Press Eye

It was just after 4pm last Friday when Gerry Adams received a hero’s welcome as he arrived at the vast Titanic exhibition centre across from the old Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast. “He’s a god, they worship him here,” said one slightly over-eager Sinn Féin supporter.

The rapturous applause from the Sinn Féin faithful was no surprise. By all measures, this was a terrific and historic...

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