Newry and Armagh

The Daily Ireland, in a fair and well written review, takes a look at the coming battle for Seamus Mallon’s fiefdom and thinks Dominic Bradley is no better a successor to Seamus Mallon than Mark Durkan is to John Hume. Sinn Féin finally ready to breach Mallon bastion – Music to Conor Murphy’s ears. Now-or-never is their assessment.

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