Sinn Fein contemplating early Christmas present?

Well, don’t hold your breath, but there could be a shift coming:

It wants a firm agreement with the DUP on when political responsibility for justice and policing would be transferred from Westminster to Stormont. If leader Gerry Adams believes he has that issue agreed, it is thought he will call a party Ard Comhairle on Saturday.

Thanks to John for the heads up!

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