Excellent live blogging from the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis. Richard Delevan writes his dispatches as a participant in what he thinks may be a stunning coup de theatre by the Sinn Fein president as the McCartney sisters defy earlier press speculation and turn up in front row seats for his address to 2000 of the party faithful! They received a standing ovation from the floor.
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