Barack Obama’s new point woman on Northern Ireland?

Conall reckons Carol Wheeler could be Obama’s first envoy to Northern Ireland, although he also notes the Irish Voice previously had her down as the next US Ambassador to Dublin… He also notes that “the Obama campaign has to date positioned itself on the progressive side of Northern politics”, but the issues he refers to will at the very least need some kind of levering the 2005 Enquiries Act if there’s to be any movement onwards on digging out the truth about the past…

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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