“Now that they are running the country..”

A succinct report in today’s Irish Times [subs req] on the launch of Ed Moloney’s biography of Ian Paisley at the Linen Hall in Belfast last night.

Introduced by historian Lord Paul Bew and US political lobbyist Frank Costello, Moloney didn’t say anything specifically about the First Minister but took the opportunity to question why the DUP and Sinn Féin “with arguably the most responsibility in perpetuating the Troubles were the ones who were rewarded when it ended”.

“I have always been of the belief that both these parties, the DUP and Sinn Féin, needed to be closely watched. Now that they are running the country, they need to watched very, very closely.” He also joked that the prospect of the devolution of policing powers to such a government made him happy he now lived in New York.

Some of us are not so lucky..