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A January Stormont election is increasingly hard to avoid – and entails huge risks for DUP

Sam McBride


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DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson. Photo: Liam McBurney

DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson. Photo: Liam McBurney

DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson. Photo: Liam McBurney

After a visit from Sinn Féin’s vice president last week, Cobh and Harbour Chamber posted online that “First Minister Michelle O’Neill” had visited their offices. It was an easy mistake to make, but the truth is that Ms O’Neill could still be the first minister who never was.

It is increasingly improbable that the DUP will return to the Stormont Executive by the October 28 deadline. By law, that means an election by January 20.


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