Shifting ground in the land of dreary steeples

A day which began with the news that Derry had succeeded with its bid to host  Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in 2013 has ended with the news that Peter Robinson has joined Martin McGuinness in attending the McKenna Cup Final between Tyrone and Derry, the first time the DUP Leader and First Minister has attended a GAA match.

Meanwhile, UUP MLA Basil McCrea appeared at a Sinn Fein-organised discussion on the theme of Uniting Ireland in Derry whilst the republican party received more good news with the latest Red C opinion poll putting the party at 17% in the South and on very safe ground in calling for a referendum on any new European treaty.

Food for thought the next time your tempted to think that little has changed around these parts……