Ructions at City Hall

A book worth considering for Christmas, if you really want to get into the murky and often petty politics of Belfast’s City Hall, is Mairtin O’Muilleoir’s Belfast’s Dome of Delight. It’s a very readable chronicle of Sinn Fein’s democratic march into what had been a bastion of exclusively Unionist civic virtue. That journey was marked by lock outs of Sinn Fein councillors, and walkouts by Unionists.

Though looking at the latest debacle in City Hall, it looks as though some Unionist councillors may have finally got round to reading Mairtin’s book.