A significant difference between north and south is that whereas politicians in Dublin are preparing for an election, politicians in Stormont have done all in their power to avoid one.
Newton Emerson: Lack of focus may explain failure to nail down Stormont deal funding but it is no excuse
How can the executive parties have failed to pin down any funding before agreeing to New Decade, New Approach? Stormont deals are usually published with financial annexes, itemising UK and Irish government support.
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Fionnuala O Connor