Hearts and Minds…

After a long beginning, Noel Thompson finally strikes at the heart of the matter in the Tower Centre, Ballymena. And Fionnuala O’Connor is confident that the fat lady will make a show next week. Stephen Dempster with an acute report on how the DUP have built a tight consensus.

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