DUP and Sinn Fein to work together on parades…

There seems to be some tentative moves between the new partners in government to manage parading issues in-the-round if not on some of the specific block points.Interestingly, Willie Hay of the DUP identifies dissident Republican parades as a source of significant potential disruption:

“What I have voiced concern about is that we could have an Assembly and Executive all trying to work for a better future while there are people out on the streets opposing expressions of Protestant and unionist culture – or vice versa. This is going to be a very testing year for everyone in Northern Ireland and you could have dissident republicans, for example, attempting to flex their muscles and derail the process.”