That could be up to another two weeks. Apparently Sinn Fein are unhappy at how their Executive deal with the DUP was undermined by a vote in the Assembly which found the DUP backing an Alliance party amendment that one of the Commissioners adopt the role of ‘primus inter pares’. It’s one of the rare cases of the Assembly beating back an (albeit) weak agreement within the Executive. A successful outcome of the talks between Sinn Fein and the DUP is expected take at least a week. No one in Stormont is holding their breath!
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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