There is little doubt that Bertie Ahern has set the cat amongst the pigeons with his announcement that his party will look to organise in Northern Ireland. I’ve laid out a few extended thoughts on Comment is Free. Paul thinks that cross border developments of all kinds on and between these islands are good (and inevitably limited) and that Sir Reg should probably ‘chill’, or even seek out his own East West partnerships. And in AOB, Mitchel McLaughlin still wants his northern mandate recognised in the south (a measure of how unprepared they were for this change of tack?).
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