Failed union points up Bertie’s promises but incapacity to deliver?

World by Storm picks up some detail on the possibly terminally delayed merger between Fianna Fail and the SDLP… Particularly in contrast with the relatively smooth (and completely private) track taken by Empey and Cameron, he reckons it points out a “a further example of the lack of substance of the Ahern years”. Shades of Fintan’s black hole theory of Bertie’s politics?

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