“political and economic conditions are much closer tied..”

Economic concerns loomed large on Stormont Live today. First up there was some to-ing and fro-ing between UUP MLA David McNarry and the Northern Ireland Finance Minister, the DUP’s Nigel Doods, on a claimed budgetary short-fall before, in the studio, economist Neill Gibson attempted to bring some clarity to the discussion – Adds related story here.

Then down to Dublin, and Shane Harrison on the pre-budget speculation, and back to Neill Gibson again.