“common joke is that the ‘Chuckle Brothers’ have been replaced by the ‘Brothers Grimm'”

BBC NI political editor Mark Devenport’s review of the year in politics..

With Fianna Fáil beginning to extend its grassroots organisation in south Armagh, the UUP-Conservative experiment will prove an interesting test of the contention that, ten years on from the Good Friday Agreement, the nature of local politics is bound to change.

It can change, but it will also depend on what others say and do..