Timing is, indeed, everything..

The last time the Ballymena-based Wright Group made the headlines, following the announcement of a major contract, there were accusations of discrimination from Sinn Féin and calls for an apology from the DUP.. but that was then.. Today, fortuitously timed to follow yesterday’s handshake, Wright Group announced another major contract, this time worth £8million, with the Irish Government – to supply Bus Eireann with single-deck city buses. And the local MP, Ian Paisley, together with Irish Transport Minister Martin Cullen, toured the premises of the largest independent bus-building company in western Europe. That contract might also help quell some of the dissent within Ian Paisley’s party..


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