The Irish News reports Daithi McKay speaking about the furore surrounding the plans for the Causeway information centre, warned “that republicans might even look again at their role in the newly reconstituted government. If wrongdoing was proved, ‘we will review our situation within government'”. Which leaves the intriguing possibility that the party might collapse power sharing arrangements over a planning application. So far, there has been poor verbal footwork from Ian Paisley Junior, and possibly a need for an embarrassing shift in direction for that party’s Environment minister. So far, there is no smoking gun. But, resisting the temptation to future, it is certainly one for the record.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty
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