Meanwhile, In The Money For Old Rope Club Of Northern Ireland…

Julian O’Neill’s been doing some digging around the Maze Long Kesh Development Corporation, where not much seems to be happening, at some considerable expense, courtesy of the masterly inactivity of the Office of the Executive…

The acting chief executive of the corporation has taken a £20,000 salary drop and gone to a four-day week.

Kyle Alexander is currently paid £83,000 a year, according to figures released to the BBC.

Staffing levels have also dropped from 14 to eight in order to make other savings.

None of which of course is the fault of the staff. Or the Board. Fresh start you say?

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