Patrick Murphy: Sinn Féin the main beneficiary of SDLP-Fianna Fáil deal

Colum Eastwood of the SDLP and Micheál Martin of Fianna Fáil shake hands in Belfast on the deal that brings the two parties closer together - but at what cost? Picture by Mal McCann
JUST when you think things cannot get any worse, they generally do, as SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has discovered. He tried to placate those opposed to a deal with Fianna Fáil by taking the original i[...]

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