The new, more co-operative, Executive?s

Mairtin reckons that there is much scope for co-operation between DUP and Sinn Fein ministries. In particular, he believes that not all is lost for the Irish Language Act. Though, as he later hints, he may be travelling more in hope than expectation.

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