Quote of the day….

Someone in Fianna Fail is traveling much more in hope than expectation, with this motion for the party’s Ard Fheis at the weekend:

That those seeking nomination to run for FF sign a pledge that they will not run as an Independent or for any other party if they do not get on the ticket.

[Aye, right! – Ed] Well it worked for Peter Robinson and those letters of resignation the DUP MLAs a few years back.

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