Not sure the new [Principal] Deputy Speaker really gets the basic requirements of her new office:
“Jim Allister’s bluster around my appointment is nothing but the usual ranting from a leader on the back of yet another disastrous election whose only achievement has been to take his party to to the verge of political oblivion.
Ms Ruane – whose period at Education was marked by recursive argument and stalement – may be in for a fairly challenging time ahead in her term in the Stormont hotseat
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty