The DUP are still in play at Hillsborough…

Five hours ago, Reuters reported that the Northern Ireland talks were on the brink of a deal… Rumours were that an announcement was to be made at 3pm, and then 5pm… but with no sign of the Taoiseach or Prime Minister… Now Bobballs says he’s heard rumours of a senior meeting of DUP rejecting the deal so negotiated… Hmmm… that’s not way they seem to playing it at Hillsborough… Slugger’s ace reporter/twitterer/blogger, Mr Mallie, had this to say just 20 minutes ago: “Great work done. A little more to be done.” DUP spokesman. Our reading currently is that this is headed for a whimpering ending… But if Bob’s on to something, we might expect something of a cosmic bang…

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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