Here’s an interesting snippet that nearly passed us by (thanks Alan). Fianna Fail has cleared the way for individuals living in Northern Ireland to join the party. There’s still no right to form Cummain or constituency parties, but none the less it’s a potentially significant move towards a more formal presence north of the border, either alone or in some relationship with the SDLP.
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