Paisley to launch Dana’s autobiography…

Things seem to have rolled on considerably since the DUP dominated Ballymena Council fought tooth and nail against granting Liam Neeson freedom of the borough. He subsequently turned the offer down “in view of the stated opposition of some Members and the resultant controversy”. Now it seems the First Minister is to launch a book (subs needed) by that musical scion of Derry city Dana (aka Rosemary Scallon). But of course they are both former MEPs and according to Dana’s husband, “Dr Paisley and Dana worked closely together in the European Parliament on economic, life and family issues,”

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