Deck chair rearranging suspended

Stormont is of course on holiday but the executive also seems to being doing nothing much apart from infighting. In today’s Irish Times the DUP’s Peter Weir blames “narrow party-political reasons” for the lack of executive meetings and a DUP source confirmed “Our message is aimed at Sinn Féin.” On thhe other hand according to the same Irish Times report Catriona Ruane has requested a special executive meeting to discuss her proposals. Mark Durkan has called for the assembly to be reconvened to discuss the apparent empasse.