Don’t worry about a thing

Dermot Ahern, Irish Foreign Minister, seems to be advising everyone to relax. Sinn Fein shouldn’t worry about getting 100% support on policing. Plan B is nothing for Unionists to worry about as most of it is already in place, they haven’t bothered working on it lately and anyway the constitutional question is settled. Although, he reiterates Fianna Fail’s refusal to consider SF as a potential government partner, there seems to be a bit of softening on that. It is not a decision of principle but party choice. However he defends the different treatment:

“You see, it is very difficult talking in the one sense about Northern Ireland and then transposing that to the Republic. They are different and anyone who says otherwise is being mischievous.”