All talk of an imminent move across the border for the big guns of Fianna Fail died with the SDLP’s unexpectedly resilient performance in last year’s Westminster election. But Adam Maguire’s been catching up with one Northern Irish party member who plans to organise an unofficial Cumman in Mid Ulster are well underway. Eddie Espie is keen to fast track the mainstream party’s plans to organise north of the border ‘when the time is right’. However, the main party seems to determined not to take its eye off the southern election ball.
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