DUP say No to Feile Invite

The DUP have refused to take part in the annual West Belfast Talks Back event, which always attracts a large crowd to the St. Louise’s school venue. The Andersonstown News quotes a “source close to the party” as saying that Peter Robinson had been keen to attend the event, but was over-ruled by others within the party. In recent years, senior DUP figures like Arlene Foster and Jeffrey Donaldson have taken part in the event.
The remaining panellists this year will be Gerry Kelly, Lord Laird, Nuala O’Loan and David Ervine. Those wishing to attend would need to arrive in good time before the 7.30 start time this Wednesday as it is always standing room only by that stage.