“You can also buy a bar of Stormont fudge.”

In his Irish Times sketch piece Deaglán de Bréadún appears to suspect there’s confectionery in the air.

The devolution of policing and justice from London is not an issue that keeps any ordinary citizen in Northern Ireland awake at night, but it is a deal breaker for Sinn Féin, who could pull the whole house down if they don’t get their way. The Northern parliament is also known as the House on the Hill and at the gift shop you can buy Stormont key-rings and fridge magnets. You can also buy a bar of Stormont fudge. And fudge is exactly what the situation needs. Once again in Northern Ireland, the parties are having intensive talks on a critical issue.

Perhaps. We’ll see when if we get any details. Until then…

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