The BBC’s Ireland correspondent yesterday noted the tactical nous behind Gerry Adams’ nomination of Ian Paisley for the office of First Minister. After Hain announcement yesterday of his intention to establish an Assembly restoration committee, it seems the DUP may be on the back foot somewhat, after Reg Empey suggested Ian Paisley’s party was at sixes and sevens over the issue.
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