When is libel not libel?

The Newsletter (no link yet) report that Francie Molloy is taking legal advice “after a number of websites claimed he was the Sinn Fein man that the DUP will name in Parliament as a British agent who conspired in murder”. Mark Devenport wonders if anyone involved has actually been libeled; it would certainly be an interesting thing for a republican to have to argue in court. Meanwhile, in the same Newsletter report, Arnold Hatch wonders why exactly David Simpson has been telling people in August what he plans to do in October, and in a letter published today (also no link yet) former DUP Councillor Walter Millar asks why the DUP are being so mean to their coalition partners – he believes “such is the madness that exists within our land”.