Well I imagine Gerry Adams’ statement that he believes the DUP will do a deal wraps up most of the news for the weekend. It’s now Sunday, so I doubt we’ll hear anything significant from the DUP today. They are still in the process of analysing the governments’ responses, and awaiting Paisley’s meeting with John de Chastellaine. With the Republic’s budget pre-occupying government business on Wednesday, it could be Thursday or later before we have a result one way or the other. So much for my 72 hours theory.
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